One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Refrain from interfering in (someone else's affairs).
- ‘He'd kept his nose out of their business, but they picked at him nevertheless.’
- ‘I would appreciate you keeping your nose out of our business.’
- ‘Inspired by Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, and in defiance of his widowed father's injunctions to keep his nose out of other people's business, Christopher decides to turn sleuth and track down the murderer.’
- ‘While I had been keeping my nose out of his business entirely, I had gotten two attempts on my life, at least one threat, and had given him plenty of clues which he didn't appreciate at all.’
- ‘I should have kept my nose out of their business and stayed at my job.’
- ‘I still think you should keep your nose out of other people's affairs.’
- ‘Had I been on my own, I would have kept my nose out of this situation.’
- ‘Mr. O'Grady says Miss Elizabeth should keep her nose out of where she isn't wanted.’
- ‘He's never asked for me to help, and I don't want to risk the chance that he would rather me keep my nose out of our affairs, so haven't ever offered.’
- ‘Why don't you keep your nose out of our business!’
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