Posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 02, 2006
In Reply to: Re: 'Keep your nose close'? posted by James Briggs on January 31, 2006
: : Do you have an good explanation for a phrase: 'Keep your nose close'?
: Possibly 'close to the grindstone', ie really concentrate of the task in hand.
Could also be a mishearing or misreading of "keep your nose clean"?