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What does poke one's nose in mean?

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poke one's nose in


The phrase poke one's nose in or into something means to be nosy ; to interfere with something. It has the sense of intruding in another's private life.

To poke means to prod or jab especially with something pointed such as a finger, a stick, an elbow...

Another variation of this idiom is:

stick one's nose into something


I felt as if my new neighbor was poking her nose into my private life.

I didn't dare stick my nose in and ask her what was wrong as she was so nervous.

You shouldn't go poking your nose into other people's lives!

It's none of your business; don't stick your nose into my private life!

This idiom is in the parts of the body category

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