look down on
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- (transitive) To regard or treat as inferior.
2009, Michael Deacon, “Ross Noble: interview”, Telegraph.co.uk:
- He remembers feeling that people looked down on him, and, ‘realising I was rubbish at academic stuff’, he decided he'd join a circus.
- look down one's nose (at)
to regard or treat as inferior