[+person] nez m
→ My nose is itching.
→ He's got a big nose.
→ He's broken his nose.
→ Johnny punched me on the nose.
→ His nose told him that he was getting near the cow shed.
to wipe one's nose se moucher
just follow your nose
(=go straight ahead) continuez tout droit
→ Turn left at the lights, then follow your nose.
(=follow your instinct) suivez votre instinct
→ You won't have to think, just follow your nose
to be happening under sb's nose se passer sous le nez de qn
→ Cheating was going on under the teacher's nose.
to get up sb's nose (British) taper sur les nerfs à qn
→ His selfish attitude really gets up my nose.
to keep one's nose clean se tenir à carreau
→ I'm just trying to keep my nose clean and get on with my job.
to look down one's nose at sb traiter qn de haut
→ they rather looked down their noses at anyone who couldn't speak French
to look down one's nose at sth considérer qch avec mépris
→ I think he looks down his nose at my work.
to pay through the nose for sth payer qch la peau des fesses, payer un prix excessif pour qch
→ It's a terrible car, and what annoys me is that I paid through the nose for it.
to poke one's nose into sth, to stick one's nose into sth fourrer son nez dans qch
→ We don't like strangers who poke their noses into our affairs.
Why did you have to stick your nose in? Il a fallu que tu te mêles de ce qui ne te regardait pas!
to turn one's nose up at sth faire la fine bouche devant qch
→ She turned her nose up at the meal I had cooked.
→ I'm not in a financial position to turn my nose up at several hundred thousand pounds
to thumb one's nose at sb faire un pied de nez à qn
→ he has always thumbed his nose at the media
[+plane] nez m
[+boat, car] avant m
→ pictures from a camera in the nose of the plane
nose to tail (mainly British) pare-chocs contre pare-chocs
→ a line of about twenty fast-moving trucks driving nose to nail
(fig) flair m to have a nose for sth savoir flairer qch Reporters need to have a good nose for a story. Les reporters doivent savoir flairer les scoops.
ear, nose and throat department
n service m d'oto-rhino-laryngologie
ear, nose and throat specialist
n oto-rhino-laryngologiste mf
nose about , nose around
vi fouiner (partout), fureter (partout)
→ Security people were nosing around.
vt fus fouiner dans, fureter dans
[vehicle] avancer lentement
→ The crowd shouted angrily as the car nosed forward.
[boat, car] avancer lentement
→ A motorboat nosed out of the mist and nudged into the branches of a tree.
→ the long cream bonnet of the car nosed out into the street
[+missile] ogive f
npl gouttes fpl pour le nez
nose job *
to have a nose job se faire refaire le nez
→ I've never had plastic surgery, though people always think I've had a nose job.
n anneau m de nez
n clou m (dans le nez)
to have a nose stud avoir un piercing dans le nez, avoir le nez percé