look their noses down

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Mar 6 16:58:21 UTC 2012

On Mar 5, 2012, at 9:18 PM, Herb Stahlke wrote:
> I've heard "look prn. nose down" occasionally and wondered why "look
> down" would be treated as a verb-particle construction.  "Look their
> noses down" gets about 12k raw googits while "look down their noses"
> gets about 5.5 million…

now on my blog:


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