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keep nose to the grindstone

See definition of keep nose to the grindstone on Dictionary.com
  • as inburn the candle at both ends
  • as inkeep one's nose to the grindstone

synonyms for keep nose to the grindstone

  • bite off more than one can chew
  • go to extremes
  • go too far
  • keep one's nose to the grindstone
  • overdo
  • overextend oneself
  • slave
  • spread oneself too thin
  • stay on the treadmill
  • take on too much
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How to use keep nose to the grindstone in a sentence

Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.
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