keep one's nose to the grindstone

idiom

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

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“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 2 Mar. 2024.

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