a curl of your lip

a movement of your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone

He always spoke to them with a superior curl of his lip.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) curl of your lip — a curl of your lip phrase a movement of your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone He always spoke to them with a superior curl of his lip. Thesaurus: facial expressionshyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • curl your lip — phrase to pull your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone She curled her lip in disgust at the suggestion. Thesaurus: to make a particular facial expressionhyponym Main entry: curl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • curl your lip — curl (your) lip literary to lift one side of your mouth in an expression which shows that you do not like or respect something or someone. Don t you curl your lip at me, young miss! …   New idioms dictionary

  • curl your lip — to pull your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone She curled her lip in disgust at the suggestion …   English dictionary

  • curl — 1 noun 1 (C) a small mass of hair that hangs in a curving shape: a little boy with beautiful blonde curls 2 (C) something that forms a curved shape: A curl of smoke rose from her cigarette. 3 a curl of your lip/mouth a sideways and upwards… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • curl — curl1 [ kɜrl ] verb ** 1. ) curl or curl up intransitive or transitive to form a curved or round shape, or give something this shape: Jane had short hair curling around her face. As she talked, she curled a strand of hair on one finger. Sam s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curl — I UK [kɜː(r)l] / US [kɜrl] verb Word forms curl : present tense I/you/we/they curl he/she/it curls present participle curling past tense curled past participle curled ** 1) curl or curl up [intransitive/transitive] to form a curved or round shape …   English dictionary

  • curl lip — curl (your) lip literary to lift one side of your mouth in an expression which shows that you do not like or respect something or someone. Don t you curl your lip at me, young miss! …   New idioms dictionary

  • curl — curl1 [kə:l US kə:rl] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: crul curly (1300 1400), probably from Middle Dutch] 1.) to form a twisted or curved shape, or to make something do this ▪ Mary was busy curling her hair. curl around/round ▪ Ivy curled… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curl — [[t]kɜ͟ː(r)l[/t]] curls, curling, curled 1) N COUNT If you have curls, your hair is in the form of tight curves and spirals. ...the little girl with blonde curls... A curl of black hair fell loosely across his forehead. 2) N UNCOUNT If your hair… …   English dictionary

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