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Nose all out of joint...

  1. Katelyn Weel profile image88
    Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago

    Just wondering wtf this phrase actually means?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would simply say that it is about someone who is ired/irked by something.

      My mom and dad used the saying " what's got your britches in an uproar?", it's like asking what's wrong or what made you upset.

      Nose all out of joint? Would be similar to that.

      I use to say, "What got your nose bent out of shape?", which I picked up from someone else when I was younger, like a teen in school. Sorry, if I can't remember where it came from, but the reason for that is a much longer story, which I really don't need to get into on this topic. smile

  2. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    Yay! I'm not the only one who has wondered!!! Yeah...you know, I've thoroughly examined the nose, and my husband is an anatomy expert, and I still can't find any joints.

    1. Katelyn Weel profile image88
      Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know! haha glad to see I'm not alone tongue

  3. ddsurfsca profile image75
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    Oh sure, like anybody has a joint in their nose.  That is physically impossible...

  4. ddsurfsca profile image75
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    I stand corrected already, someone just told me it is possible to have a joint up your nose

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Kind of like, "Your lower lip is dragging the ground."

    1. Katelyn Weel profile image88
      Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL i've never heard that one before, gives me hilarious mental images

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    or knickers in a knot tongue lol

    1. wychic profile image80
      wychicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now, I can definitely see being pretty irritable about that one...though I do still wonder how they might have gotten knotted without me knowing about it ahead of time tongue

  7. Katelyn Weel profile image88
    Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago

    bahah yes, technically those two little nasal bones are joined in the middle with a fibrous joint, but it still doesn't make sense!

    I got so upset I broke my nose? LOL

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Nose out of joint is like someone has pissed you off, tweaked your nose and I think also jealousy? Lower lip thing relates to pouting.

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago
    1. Katelyn Weel profile image88
      Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm, I guess that explains it! Yeah I know what it means, figuratively but it's the origin of the phrase that I'm interested in.

      Basket case doesn't make much sense either... tongue

      This site is good:

      http://www.cracked.com/article_16108_bi … yings.html

  10. Alessia Amnesia profile image60
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 7 years ago

    Your nose is all out of joint just means that you are upset about something.

  11. Mitch Rapp profile image62
    Mitch Rappposted 7 years ago

    Panties in a wad

  12. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Well, there are other descriptors for being peeved as well.

    "That just cocks my pistol." (One of my faves.)
    "Who peed in your Cherrios?" (Regarding someone else being peeved.)

  13. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    If someone is being peevish around me I tend to just tilt my head to the side, give them a concerned look, and ask them what kind of bug flew up their nose.

    1. Katelyn Weel profile image88
      Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      bahah thats a good one

 
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