keep your nose to the grindstone

keep your nose to the grindstone
continue to work hard
  

Keep your nose to the grindstone and you'll pass the final exam.


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  • keep your nose to the grindstone — If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you work hard and seriously …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • keep your nose to the grindstone — keep (your) nose to the grindstone to continue to work very hard, without stopping. I ve only got six weeks before my exams start so I m trying to keep my nose to the grindstone …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep your nose to the grindstone — keep your nose to the ˈgrindstone idiom (informal) to work hard for a long period of time without stopping Main entry: ↑noseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep your nose to the grindstone —    If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you work hard and seriously.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • keep your nose to the grindstone — Meaning Concentrate on working hard. Origin In Victorian England, notably in Sheffield, The Phrase Finders s hometown, there were many knife grinder s workshops. Workers lay flat on their fronts and held the blades against grindstones …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • keep one's nose to the grindstone — or[have one s nose to the grindstone] or[hold one s nose to the grindstone] {v. phr.}, {informal} To work hard all the time; keep busy with boring or tiresome work. * /Sarah keeps her nose to the grindstone and saves as much as possible to start… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's nose to the grindstone — or[have one s nose to the grindstone] or[hold one s nose to the grindstone] {v. phr.}, {informal} To work hard all the time; keep busy with boring or tiresome work. * /Sarah keeps her nose to the grindstone and saves as much as possible to start… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep nose to the grindstone — keep (your) nose to the grindstone to continue to work very hard, without stopping. I ve only got six weeks before my exams start so I m trying to keep my nose to the grindstone …   New idioms dictionary

  • nose to the grindstone — phrasal : in a state of hard, monotonous, servile, or unremitting work his demanding wife and large growing family are keeping his nose to the grindstone * * * nose to the grindstone see under ↑grind1 • • • Main Entry: ↑nose * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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