keep your nose clean
Meaning: If you keep your nose clean, you stay out of trouble by making sure you don't do anything wrong.
- Our son Michael is in trouble with the police again. I really wish he'd learn to keep his nose clean.
- It's important for sport's stars to keep their noses clean because they make a lot of money for endorsing products, and they could lose this income if they got into trouble with the law.
If George doesn't keep his nose clean he'll
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Contributor: Matt Errey