One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be reading studiously or intently.
- ‘Just because you always had your nose in a book doesn't mean I never noticed you!’
- ‘In fact, I was shy, I always had my nose in a book, and I was the furthest thing from sociable you're ever likely to see.’
- ‘She always has her nose in a book and so one of the guys I talked to called her bookworm and I thought it stuck.’
- ‘I always had my nose in a book, and I think that's true of a lot of novelists.’
- ‘She had her nose in a book, and she didn't look up.’
- ‘‘You always had your nose in a book,’ her mom teased.’
- ‘And she would have her nose in a book, most of the time.’
- ‘Their historian doubtless had his nose in a book, reading up as much as he could find out about the location.’
- ‘You never let anyone near you, and you always had your nose in a book.’
- ‘She looked so cute sometimes, when she didn't have her nose in a book, at least.’
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