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English definition of “keep/put your nose to the grindstone”

keep/put your nose to the grindstone

informal
to work very hard for a long time : She kept her nose to the grindstone all year and got the exam results she wanted .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of workTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of keep/put your nose to the grindstone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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