pick (one's) nose

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pick (one's) nose

1. Literally, to remove nasal mucus (i.e., "boogers") with one's finger. Tommy! Quit picking your nose, that's a filthy habit!
2. By extension, to dawdle, fool around, or waste time idly. No wonder we're losing so much money—half our staff just stands around picking their noses for most of the day!
See also: nose, pick
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You''re guilty of picking your nose or blowing your nose very hard.
Just like biting your nails, picking your nose is an embarrassing habit that plagues a lot .
I'm just asking you to set a good example and stop picking your nose - at least when you are around Bronco.
Smoking, picking your nose and picking spots and scabs also emerged as traits which millions can't help but indulge in.
Stuck in traffic in the Spider when the guy in front got out of his car and said "You have been picking your nose for half an hour.
Keep your fingers off your face: Rubbing your eyes, scratching your nose when it itches and picking your nose or teeth - these all put you at risk as you are constantly touching surfaces, money and other people's hands.
No one, of course, will know if you're drinking a can of lager and picking your nose while sitting in front of your computer.
You may return home with a distinct handicap in playing darts, golf, bowling leg spinners or picking your nose.
Picking your nose causes your head to cave in/your brain to fall out/your nose to fall off
There are lullabies and rave-ups, music with a social conscious and ditties about picking your nose.
You might have a small injury from picking your nose.
So no picking your nose and wearing ill-fitting shiny black suits and greying white shirts either.
Number four was squeezing spots (38 per cent), followed in fifth place by picking your nose (34 per cent).
But picking your nose is also disgusting, and it spreads germs.
The Mosconi Cup is a risible attempt to add a competitive edge to a sport that is only marginally tougher than picking your nose, but if a non-event needs hyping, then you can be sure of Sky.