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'Keep your nose close'?

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 02, 2006

In Reply to: '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"?