put one's nose out of joint

put one's nose out of joint  {v. phr.},  {informal}
1. To make you jealous; leave you out of favor.
When Jane accepted Tom's invitation it put Jack's nose out of joint.
2. To ruin your plans; cause you disappointment.
Joe's mother put his nose out of joint by not letting him go to the movie.
Categories: disappointment informal nose verb

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