Meaning of “follow your nose” in the English Dictionary

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"follow your nose" in British English

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follow your nose

informal UK

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.

(Definition of “follow your nose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"follow your nose" in American English

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follow your nose

to move forward:

There’s a gas station up ahead about a mile, so just follow your nose.

(Definition of “follow your nose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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