Some other ways to skin that cat:
"Certainly she/he is feigning disdain only because she/he can´t have it/him etc.''
Pretended disdain for something one does not or cannot have: She said that she and her husband didn't want to join the club anyway, but it was clearly sour grapes.
He who put something down something, it´s because he can´t attain it.
Basically, sour graping is putting something down just because you weren't able to attain it.
He/she/he who disparages this/that because he/she...knows it is unattainable anyway.
Her scorn of (e.g. her sister´s prettiness) is purely sour grapes (everyone can see that...)
(n) disparagement of something that is unattainable
Who disdains, want to buy.
Translation: Who disdains wants to buy.
Usage: About haggling. About putting down something you want after all.
Disparaging what one cannot obtain, as in The losers' scorn for the award is pure sour grapes.
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(idiom) when someone says negative things about something because they can’t have it.
A: Do you like my new car? It’s a Honda Civic.
B: It’s okay.
A: You don’t like it?
B: It’s fine. Whatever.
A: That sounds like sour grapes.
When Marty told Ahmad about his vacation plans to China, Ahmad had sour grapes and told him he didn’t like China.