blow (one's) nose

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blow (one's) nose

To breathe forcefully through the nose to expel mucus into a tissue. My allergies are so bad right now that I have to blow my nose constantly just to be able to breathe.
See also: blow, nose

blow one's nose

to expel mucus and other material from the nose using air pressure from the lungs. Excuse me, I have to blow my nose. Bill blew his nose into his handkerchief.
See also: blow, nose
References in classic literature ?
Come, my lads, you must look sharp: I'm come to help you now:- and woe be to that man, or woman either, that pauses for a moment amongst you - whether to stare about him, to scratch his head, or blow his nose - no pretext will serve - nothing but work, work, work in the sweat of your face,' &c.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I.
What he wanted so much was his mother to blow his nose, but that never struck him, so he decided to appeal to the fairies for enlightenment.
Naseby to blow his nose and shake her hard by the hand; and then, the horse arriving opportunely, to get himself without delay into the saddle and canter off.
Mr Jones said there was an "elaborate routine", in which the visitor put a tissue on the table before using it to blow his nose.
Hapless TOWIE star Joey, who earlier in the series revealed he didn't know how to blow his nose, was tipped to win the contest from the start.
During his time in the camp, Joey has admitted he can't work out the time and doesn't know how to blow his nose.
Instead of simply trying to avoid being sent out of the room, the boys start to bet on how many times the head will blow his nose or the supply teacher gives his nervous twitch or scratches his arm.
As did many children at that age, he would often sniff the mucus into his throat rather than blow his nose.
And he is also well known for his theatrical use of a large hankie, to blow his nose, as a prop to buy time in the heat of the moment and take the sting out of situations.
More importantly to Nunn, he's about a week away from getting permission to blow his nose again.
When the patient was asked to forcibly inhale and exhale through the prosthesis, he was able to generate enough air pressure to produce a whistle, blow out a match, and blow his nose.
Have your child blow his nose gently to clean the nostrils.
For we later found out he doesn't know how to tell the time - or blow his nose.
Nunn said he's not allowed to blow his nose, because air will accumulate near his eye and cause swelling.