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nose to the grindstone

nose to the grindstone in Culture

nose to the grindstone definition


To work extremely hard: “Emily takes her bar exam next month, so she really has her nose to the grindstone.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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