Sniff around - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To pry; snoop: The reporters came sniffing around for more details. The detectives sniffed around the basement for clues. The guard caught them sniffing around in the room where the files are kept.
References in periodicals archive
At Agoura High, dogs come and sniff around
In effect, Rechnitz is using the crab's version of the human nose to sniff around
in solutions for dissolved biomolecules.
She has a little dog too and they sniff around
each while we talk politely about the weather.
He's got a dog who likes to sniff around
my front lawn, but that's another story.