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The meaning and origin of the expression: Put your nose out of joint

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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Put your nose out of joint'?

Hurt your feelings or upset your plans.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Put your nose out of joint'?

This phrase is quite old and was used by Barnaby Rich in His Farewell to Militarie Profession, 1581:

"It could bee no other then his owne manne, that has thrust his nose so farre out of ioynte."

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