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English definition of “follow your nose”

follow your nose

informal
to trust your own feelings rather than obeying rules or allowing yourself to be influenced by other people's opinions: Take a chance and follow your nose - you may be right! go in a straight line: Turn left, then just follow your nose and you'll see the shop on your left.
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