English version

cock a snook at somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcock a snook at somebody/somethingcock a snook at somebody/somethingRUDE/IMPOLITE British English informal to show clearly that you do not respect someone or something He has always tried to cock a snook at authority. cock
Examples from the Corpus
cock a snook at somebody/somethingTom Keating spent a lifetime cocking a snook at the art world.The federal parliament also cocked a snook at the United Nations administration in Kosovo.
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