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Out of Joint

Posted by ESC on March 13, 2002

In Reply to: Out of Joint posted by Meg on March 13, 2002

: Can someone please tell me what the following sentence means?

: "He is a man with his nose out of joint."

: Thanks in advance.

It means the man is insulted. Something has occurred to make him feel slighted.

"The little boy has had his nose out of joint since the new baby was born." "John has his nose out of joint since Bob got the promotion."