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.
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.
Oh sure, like anybody has a joint in their nose. That is physically impossible...
I stand corrected already, someone just told me it is possible to have a joint up your nose
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
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.
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...
This site is good:
http://www.cracked.com/article_16108_bi … yings.html
Your nose is all out of joint just means that you are upset about something.
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.)
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.
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