thumb the nose

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 14 18:36:06 UTC 2010

At 1:48 PM -0400 5/14/10, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>I remember it as "cocking a snoot".

Either way, easier than cooking a snout.


>On 5/14/2010 9:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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>>I think George means "cocking a snook."
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