hold one's nose to the grindstone


hold one's nose to the grindstone
See: KEEP ONE'S NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • hold\ one's\ nose\ to\ the\ grindstone — • keep one s nose to the grindstone • have one s nose to the grindstone • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold one's nose to the grindstone — See: KEEP ONE S NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To hold one's nose to the grindstone — Nose Nose (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hold one's nose to the grindstone — Grindstone Grind stone , n. A flat, circular stone, revolving on an axle, for grinding or sharpening tools, or shaping or smoothing objects. [1913 Webster] {To hold one s nose to the grindstone}, {To bring one s nose to the grindstone}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • have\ one's\ nose\ to\ the\ grindstone — • keep one s nose to the grindstone • have one s nose to the grindstone • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep\ one's\ nose\ to\ the\ grindstone — • keep one s nose to the grindstone • have one s nose to the grindstone • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To bring one's nose to the grindstone — Grindstone Grind stone , n. A flat, circular stone, revolving on an axle, for grinding or sharpening tools, or shaping or smoothing objects. [1913 Webster] {To hold one s nose to the grindstone}, {To bring one s nose to the grindstone}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To keep one's nose to the grindstone — Grindstone Grind stone , n. A flat, circular stone, revolving on an axle, for grinding or sharpening tools, or shaping or smoothing objects. [1913 Webster] {To hold one s nose to the grindstone}, {To bring one s nose to the grindstone}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English