keep one's nose to the grindstone

idiom

Definition of keep one's nose to the grindstone

: to do hard, continuous work You'll do well at school if you just keep your nose to the grindstone.

Learn More About keep one's nose to the grindstone

Dictionary Entries Near keep one's nose to the grindstone

keep one's nose out of

keep one's nose to the grindstone

keep one's pecker up

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for keep one's nose to the grindstone

Cite this Entry

“Keep one's nose to the grindstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20one%27s%20nose%20to%20the%20grindstone. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!