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keep one's nose clean

Definition of keep one's nose clean

  1. :  to stay out of trouble by behaving well <He has kept his nose clean since he got out of prison.>



Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. : :  to take notice of by appropriate conduct :  fulfill: as

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    : :  one that keeps or protects: as

noseplay
  1. :  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

    :  this part together with the nasal cavity

    :  the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle :  snout, proboscis

  1. :  to detect by or as if by smell :  scent

    :  to push or move with the nose

    :  to move (as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously

cleanplay
  1. :  free from dirt or pollution

    :  free from contamination or disease

    :  free or relatively free from radioactivity

  1. :  so as to clean

    :  in a clean manner

    :  all the way :  completely

  1. : :  to make clean: as

    :  to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter

    :  to rid of corruption

  1. :  an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something


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