follow one's nose


follow one's nose
follow one's nose
1. Lit. to go straight ahead, the direction that one's nose is pointing. •

The town that you want is straight ahead on this highway. Just follow your nose.

The chief 's office is right around the corner. Turn left and follow your nose.

2. Fig. to follow an odor to its source. •

The kitchen is at the back of the building. Just follow your nose.

There was a bad smell in the basement—probably a dead mouse. I followed my nose until I found it.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To go straight ahead; continue in the same direction. * /Just follow your nose and you'll get there./ 2. To go any way you happen to think of. * /Oh, I don't know just where I want to go. I'll just follow my nose and see what happens./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • follow one's nose — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To go straight ahead; continue in the same direction. * /Just follow your nose and you ll get there./ 2. To go any way you happen to think of. * /Oh, I don t know just where I want to go. I ll just follow my nose and see… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • follow one's nose — ► follow one s nose 1) trust to one s instincts. 2) go straight ahead. Main Entry: ↑follow …   English terms dictionary

  • follow one's nose — a) idi to go forward in a straight course b) idi to guide oneself by instinct …   From formal English to slang

  • follow one's nose — phrasal 1. : to go in a straight or obvious course just follow your nose until you get there; you can t miss it 2. : to proceed without plan or reflection : to obey one s instincts * * * follow one s nose To go straight forward, or take the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • follow one's nose —    If you follow your nose, you go straight ahead.    This can also mean to follow your instinct in life.     The station is at the end of the road just follow your nose …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • follow\ one's\ nose — v. phr. informal 1. To go straight ahead; continue in the same direction. Just follow your nose and you ll get there. 2. To go any way you happen to think of. Oh, I don t know just where I want to go. I ll just follow my nose and see what happens …   Словарь американских идиом

  • follow one's nose — 1》 trust to one s instincts. 2》 go straight ahead. → follow …   English new terms dictionary

  • follow one's nose — phrasal 1. to go in a straight or obvious course 2. to proceed without plan or reflection ; obey one s instincts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • follow one's nose — go straight; be guided by one s instinct …   English contemporary dictionary

  • follow one's nose —  Go straight ahead …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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