one's nose is to the grindstone

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Definition of one's nose is to the grindstone

: one is doing hard, continuous work My nose was to the grindstone the whole month of August.

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“One's nose is to the grindstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one%27s%20nose%20is%20to%20the%20grindstone. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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