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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All he did was sit there, say a couple of things and pick his nose.
Our problem is that the guy who picks the guy who picks the England team can't pick his nose.
Mr Bush's chief of staff at the White House was said to be furious - ''Everyone knows that the President has been unbalanced for several years now, and can barely walk and pick his nose at the same time, never mind ride an adult bicycle
People stare at me but I've got used to that - and I always joke that I'm the only man who can pick his nose with his toes
Snot shots: Like we needed to see Kerry Collins pick his nose.
He doesn't pick his nose any more - not from a catalogue anyway?
COLIN HALLIDAY came up trumps last week after putting his faith in a pal who couldn't pick his nose.
It is about meeting his needs so that he is more interested in learning therefore less likely to pick his nose in literacy lessons.