nose in a book

nose in a book
{n. phr.} Busy interest in reading. - Used with a possessive. * /Mother can't get Mary to help do the housework; she always has her nose in a book./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • nose in a book — {n. phr.} Busy interest in reading. Used with a possessive. * /Mother can t get Mary to help do the housework; she always has her nose in a book./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nose\ in\ a\ book — n. phr. Busy interest in reading. Used with a possessive. Mother can t get Mary to help do the housework; she always has her nose in a book …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • have your nose in a book — have (your) nose in a book to be reading. My daughter reads all the time. She s always got her nose in a book …   New idioms dictionary

  • have nose in a book — have (your) nose in a book to be reading. My daughter reads all the time. She s always got her nose in a book …   New idioms dictionary

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  • book — See: CLOSED BOOK, CLOSE THE BOOKS, HIT THE BOOKS, KEEP BOOKS, NOSE IN A BOOK, ONE FOR THE BOOKS, READ ONE LIKE A BOOK, TALKING BOOK, THROW THE BOOK AT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • book — See: CLOSED BOOK, CLOSE THE BOOKS, HIT THE BOOKS, KEEP BOOKS, NOSE IN A BOOK, ONE FOR THE BOOKS, READ ONE LIKE A BOOK, TALKING BOOK, THROW THE BOOK AT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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