We often say a tolerable experience is "better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick." It can also take on a more figurative meaning when you " poke your nose into someone else's business it means that you are intruding in another's.
(of a bet) for win only.
The Sun (2015)From then on, it was a matter of watching the fire, poking in more sticks as the embers burnt low.
Noun (1) pk 1 chiefly Southern US and Midland US : bag, sack poke verb poked; poking transitive verb 1a(1) : prod, jab poked him in the ribs (2) : to urge or distribuer au poker stir by prodding or jabbing poked and scolded by the old folks.Times, Sunday Times (2009)We held our breath and listened and then came another noise, like some one poking a fire.Regards, The Crossword Solver Team.Keep one's nose clean, to behave oneself; avoid trouble or scandal: Did he keep his salle de bingo barcelone nose clean after he got out of prison?Nesbit The Treasure Seekers (1899)One mannequin has a taped mouth and a missing hand, while an arm pokes from a drawer.The main idea behind a poke is a prodding action that creates a depression or hole, as when you poke someone in the ribs with your finger.Precisely, correctly, or perfectly.Times, Sunday Times (2017)What if the tax man goes poking around?Christina Dodd someday MY prince (1999)It also pokes fun at its key figures.Count noses, to count the number of people in attendance: Each time the troop left an exhibit the leader counted noses.Times, Sunday Times (2007) More idioms containing 'poke' poke your nose into something.
Bases include sushi rice or greens, and from there customers choose a protein like raw or marinated tuna or salmon.Keep one's nose to the grindstone.The synonyms have been arranged depending on the number of charachters so that they're easy to find.On the nose, Informal.Australian cayed or putrid; stinking.It can also mean a quick, sharp movement, like when a turtle pokes its head out of its shell.Follow one's nose, to go forward in a straight course.If your word has any anagrams, they'll be listed too along with a definition for the word if we have one.Times, Sunday Times (2016)The owner of a local gun shop pokes his head out of the door suspiciously as I take a photograph of his frontage.
Times, Sunday Times (2010) Legs and arms were poking and floating, defying laws of human biology and gravity.
Lead (around) by the nose, to exercise complete control over; dominate totally: He lets his brother lead him by the nose.
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