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the kiss of life

Artificial respiration, that is, the blowing into the mouth of a person who has stopped breathing so as to force air in and out of his or her lungs. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I was a lifeguard at the local pool for five years, but I've only had to give the kiss of life to someone once.
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While Pamela phoned for an ambulance Julie gave him the kiss of life.
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A CRICKETER collapsed and died at a match, despite being given the kiss of life by former Coventry City goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic.
QUICK-thinking fireman Dave Shaw saved a baby squirrel after it fell out of a tree - by giving it the kiss of life.
And it was like a kiss of life for the research station.
Research shows continuous compressions at 110 to 120 beats per minute - the same as Stayin' Alive - are more effective than trying to do CPR with a poor kiss of life technique.
Thomas Sewell, 45, gave Millie Angus the kiss of life after she stopped breathing at her home in Perth.
The woman, named only as Mandy, was brought to shore semi-conscious before Mr Broughton gave the kiss of life.
Darren's attempts to give his father the kiss of life were in vain.
I will have to make sure there is a doctor on the bench for every game from now on to give me the kiss of life," said Moyes.
ANIMAL lover Alexandra Gilmour dragged an unconscious dog from a smoke-filled room - and saved the hound with the kiss of life.
A TeenAGe boy used his first aid skills for the first time - to give his pet dog the kiss of life.
Ex-lifeguard Mathias gave Ian, 50, the kiss of life and got him breathing before he was taken to hospital in Manchester.
Residents found Craig Eaton, 22, who lived in Anfield, dying in the street and fought to save him with heart massage and the kiss of life.