Definition of keep one's nose to the grindstone in English:

keep one's nose to the grindstone

phrase

  • Work hard and continuously.

    ‘He has kept his nose to the grindstone and will be pointing to investment and projects in the area as part of the benefits of having a local councillors.’
    • ‘She kept her nose to the grindstone, her feet on the ground and her hands to herself.’
    • ‘‘It's about time you took a holiday,’ she smiled as she poured tea, ‘You really have been keeping your nose to the grindstone lately.’’
    • ‘Let him know you admire his ability to keep his nose to the grindstone, and he'll cherish you for it.’
    • ‘We are expected to keep our nose to the grindstone at work, be mindful at school and be reverent in church.’
    • ‘I must keep my nose to the grindstone, adhere to routine, and remain undistracted by impulses and passion.’
    • ‘Brian keeps my nose to the grindstone and I continue to drive him up the wall with my behind-the-scene questions.’
    • ‘He just knew that if he kept his nose to the grindstone and did an honest, good day's work, it would pay off and it certainly has in every position he's done.’
    • ‘Determined to become a chiropractor from a very early age, she kept her nose to the grindstone all through high school and college.’
    • ‘From mass production clothing to managing factory lines to understanding the nature of different fabrics, he kept his nose to the grindstone and that has brought him where he is today.’
    work hard, labour, work one's fingers to the bone, work like a Trojan, work like a dog, work day and night, exert oneself, keep at it, keep one's nose to the grindstone, grind away, slave away, grub away, plough away, plod away