`stuck up’

This is an informal way of calling someone `snooty’ or `snobbish’. A person who is `stuck-up’ thinks he is more important than others, and as a result, is often very unfriendly towards them.

Examples: What’s got into Hamsa? Why is she so stuck-up? *When I met the star, I was pleasantly surprised. He wasn’t at all stuck-up.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – July 24, 2006

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