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Nose around


Investigate. Typically, implies trying to find someone’s personal secrets. ‘Nose’ in the sense of a bloodhound looking for a run-away convict for example. (Compare to Poke-around.)

“Let me nose around the office and see if I can find out who is saying bad things about you.”

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