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
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So you get about half-way through and your voice starts breaking, then two-thirds of the way there's a lump in your throat you can't hardly enunciate around and by the three-quarter mark you've got tears running down your face, you have to blow your nose and all of your kids are going "Awww .
FIRST I HAVE TO ASK: Have you ever considered how hard it'll be for you to blow your nose properly with even a "teeny-tiny ring"?
Talking of blowing your nose; you would never have realised how much of a luxury it is until you have a wisdom tooth out, and your dental surgeon says that you must not ever, whatever you do, sneeze or blow your nose as the pressure will travel along your sinus passages and cause a fistula in your gum resulting in more pain, surgery, mental anguish and expense.
The document trundles on: "Do not throw litter on the floor, or spit on the floor in public places -if you need to sneeze or blow your nose you should use a tissue.
The letter says the children will be shown how to, "Use a tissue to blow your nose and to cover coughs and sneezes.
Spit and blow your nose sparingly or, if you must, turn your head away and use a fair white handkerchief.
The next law will be that you cannot blow your nose whilst driving.
My God, if you blow your nose, you're getting a yellow card now.
All these dead cells clump up and make your mucus Chick, green, and icky, and together add up to another great reason to wash your hands after you sneeze or blow your nose.
It wasn't a foolproof system, since social climbers could always master the upper class's politesse, which included, at the beginning, such easy-to-learn rules as: Don't relieve yourself at the dinner table; don't blow your nose into your napkin.
They are fingerless so you can keep them on while you apply fiddly lip salve and blow your nose.
Be gentle when you blow your nose and blow one side at a time.
Carry tissues and use them when you blow your nose and also to cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze.
FEELING too embarrassed to blow your nose can make hay fever symptoms worse, according to a new survey.