have (one's) nose in a book(redirected from had their noses in a book)
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have (one's) nose in a book
To be reading a book. Often used of people who always seem to be reading. He's had his nose in a book for the entire camping trip. I wish he would take a break and enjoy the scenery. Poor Mary is so shy. She just has her nose in a book wherever she goes.
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have one's nose in a book
Fig. to be reading a book; to read books all the time. Bob has his nose in a book every time I see him. His nose is always in a book. He never gets any exercise.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
nose in a book, have one's
Be constantly reading, as in Walter is known for having his nose in a book. This expression graphically depicts immersing oneself in reading. [Mid-1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
have your nose in a ˈbook, magaˈzine, etc.(informal) be reading something and giving it all your attention: She’s always got her nose in a book.
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