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1to cock a snook at sb — (llevándose el pulgar a la nariz) (make gesture) hacerle burla a algn
- he cocks a snook at convention — se burla / se ríe de las convenciones
- One thing is certain - the man can't continue failing fully to comply with UN resolutions and cocking a snook at the international community.
- And the newcomers, conscious of the part the Americans played in their escape from the Soviet bloc, have no desire to cock a snook at Washington.
- He was a bit of a maverick who was inclined to cock a snook at authority.
- He added: ‘It really is cocking a snook at authority.’
- Football has always cocked a snook at the laws of economics.
- Sadly for other road users he is not the only driver who thinks he can cock a snook at the law.
- He cocked a snook at the special task force of both the states.
- Rather than making money, criminals may simply want to display their prowess - cocking a snook at the establishment and earning the respect of their peers in the underworld.
- Sadly, while cocking a snook at the health police is irresistible, the effects on the figure are likely to be anything but.
- The south is mobilising Italy's top division and enjoying cocking a snook at the game's governors.
- It has cocked a snook at Europe and won the necessary domestic plaudits.
- They are cocking a snook at the council and just open the floodgates for similar situations.
- He said some people were cocking a snook at the criminal justices system while others had no confidence in it because they saw criminals appearing to escape punishment.
- A third of churchgoers in their early 20s and 30s say they would be happy ‘living in sin’ before marriage - thus cocking a snook at traditional biblical teaching - according to new research.
- Having lived his prime years a free man, when he should have been in custody, and cocking a snook at the British criminal justice system at every opportunity, I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.
- It does not mind cocking a snook at conventional codes in the process.
- It just means that he cocks a snook at it and gets no further penalty for it.
- The Pavilion's design is more window-dressing than architecture; its furniture is not gentlemanly; its decoration cocks a snook at good taste.
- Root up hedges, build a settlement off a derestricted road, flout all sorts of regulations and cock a snook at authority.
- Proper in his manner, he was still not beyond cocking a snook at authority.
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