keep one's nose to the grindstone

Definition of keep one's nose to the grindstone

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    :  one that keeps or protects: such 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

grindstoneplay
  1. :  millstone

    :  a flat circular stone of natural sandstone that revolves on an axle and is used for grinding, shaping, or smoothing


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