keep one's nose clean
phrasal to avoid trouble especially through good behavior

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keep one's nose clean — {v. phr.}, {slang} To stay out of trouble; do only what you should do. * /The boss said Jim could have the job as long as he kept his nose clean and worked hard./ * /The policeman warned the boys to keep their noses clean unless they wanted to go …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's nose clean — {v. phr.}, {slang} To stay out of trouble; do only what you should do. * /The boss said Jim could have the job as long as he kept his nose clean and worked hard./ * /The policeman warned the boys to keep their noses clean unless they wanted to go …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's nose clean — (informal) To keep out of trouble, ie not to behave badly or dishonestly • • • Main Entry: ↑nose * * * I see nose II informal stay out of trouble …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one's nose clean — ► keep one s nose clean informal stay out of trouble. Main Entry: ↑nose …   English terms dictionary

  • keep one's nose clean — idi keep one s nose clean, to behave properly; avoid trouble …   From formal English to slang

  • keep one’s nose clean — tv. to keep out of trouble, especially trouble with the law. □ Okay, chum. Keep your nose clean. □ I can keep my nose clean. Don’t worry …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • keep\ one's\ nose\ clean — v. phr. slang To stay out of trouble; do only what you should do. The boss said Jim could have the job as long as he kept his nose clean and worked hard. The policeman warned the boys to keep their noses clean unless they wanted to go to jail.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep one's nose clean — stay out of trouble He has been managing to keep his nose clean since he moved to the new town …   Idioms and examples

  • keep one's nose clean — informal stay out of trouble. → nose …   English new terms dictionary

  • keep one's nose clean — verb To stay out of trouble …   Wiktionary

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