Idiom:  keep your nose clean


Idiom:  keep your nose clean

  • to behave well and not break any rules.

Example sentences

— Try to keep your nose clean tonight when you go out.

— When I was younger I always wanted to fight, but I’ve kept my nose clean since I started high school.

— We really hope our son keeps his nose clean when he goes to college next month.

— If I had kept my nose clean, I'd probably be a manager at Apple but now I can't even enter their stores.

— My daughter can't seem to keep her nose clean so we're making her see a psychiatrist.

— I promised my parents I'd keep my nose clean so I had to make new friends.

— Is the new intern keeping her nose clean? The last one caused a lot of problems.

— I could never keep my nose clean so my parents sent me to military school.

— The principal just called and said you're suspended. Why can't you keep your nose clean?


  • be on your best behavior
  • follow the rules

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