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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The WAG said: "I went through a con–for a nose sultation job because I have always picked my nose since I was a kid and I stretched it here and I've got a lump.
Okay, so I haven't won three world championships, but at least I've never picked my nose on live television mate.