Some old sayings are best not combined.
If your back is put into it,
You will very quickly feel
That your nose is to the grindstone
And your shoulder’s to the wheel.
‘Keep your ear glued to the ground
And your eye sharp on the ball’
Is good advice for short folk,
But rubbish if you’re tall.
It’s best for normal mortals,
Eyes peeled and on their toes,
To relax and keep their hair on
In a less demanding pose.