7 phrase ; If you follow your nose to get to a place, you go straight ahead or follow the most obvious route.
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Times, Sunday Times (2009)We held our breath and listened and then came another noise, like some one poking a fire.Bouquet, the smell of tirage du loto du 15 fevrier 2018 something, especially wine.Okay so have an affair, but not right under my nose.!!( transitive ) To detect by smell or as if by smell.5 8 phrase ; If you follow your nose, you do something in a particular way because you feel it should be done like that, rather than because you are following any plan or rules.12 phrase ; If you say that you paid through the nose for something, you are emphasizing that you had to pay what you consider too high a price for.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Legs and arms were poking and floating, defying laws of human biology and gravity.He has always thumbed his nose at the media.See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.She's got funny eyes and a big nose.( transitive ) To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.Vi., n-count Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth.Times, Sunday Times (2011)But out on the grassy fields, impressive numbers of snipe poked and probed about.
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19 phrase ; If you do something under someone's nose, you do it right in front of them, without trying to hide it from them.
Red Rum only won by a nose.
His enemies will attempt to rub his nose in past policy statements.