# A clue is needed to solve a rebus puzzle

This rebus has me stumped. Anyone have any clues to the solution.

know know
know know
Know know
Know to know

• The rebus should have two "know" on 3 lines and then the 4th line is "know to know". Sorry it didn't come out this way in my question. – Peppypeanut Jan 16 '17 at 14:24
• "No one knows to enforce ..." ? (there's no single "know" + "to" in 4th) I dunno. – Ian MacDonald Jan 16 '17 at 15:18
• Are the capital letters significant? – Peregrine Rook Jan 18 '17 at 1:21

I wonder if the original formatting was more columnar, so that two stacks of "knows" were separated by the "to", like so:

know    know
know    know
know    know
know to know


If it were, then it could be

"nose to nose", with the rebus forming "knows to knows".

• This seems likely. +1 – Rubio Jan 16 '17 at 16:02
• @Rubio - thanks for the edit, my apologies for not using spoilers. – AndyW Jan 16 '17 at 16:40
• Your answer might be correct, but this is the original formatting, as posted. – Peregrine Rook Jan 18 '17 at 1:09

This may well be the puzzle as I have seen elsewhere; slightly different in its format:

  know  know
know  know
know  know
->know  know


which of course is

the last to(two) know

I interpreted it as

'7 knows to 8'; As in 'The number 8 follows 7', because there are 7 'knows' before the "to" followed by the 8th 'know'.

I do think

"nose to nose"

is probably the correct answer though. Well done.

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