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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Sydney, June 17 ( ANI ): After defeating Portugal 4-0, German boss Joachim Low was reportedly seen picking his nose before shaking hands with the rival team's striker Christiano Ronaldo.
Our son was picking his nose in the car on the way home today," she said, "I saw him in the rearview mirror with his finger in that area and then he looked at me and said, `Mommy, look
He'd been picking his nose a bit too aggressively while driving into work, given himself a nosebleed and with no tissues handy, had tried to mop himself up.
Even more bizarre, in the greengrocer's yesterday, I saw a snowman picking his nose.
Taiwan's cabinet will soon lose one of its more colourful members who was notorious for sleeping in parliament, shouting at legislators, picking his nose in public and shoving a journalist.
2) Say, "I saw a kid yesterday who was way too old to be picking his nose.
Frankly, he had more chance of picking his nose with his toe"
Or perhaps it's just a silly piece of documentary footage showing a frazzled old geezer on a Birmingham bus, sneaking sips from his can of lager while picking his nose.
Businessman Edward Robertson couldn't believe his eyes when his daughter bought a birthday card - showing him picking his nose more than 40 years ago.
A syringe-packer was sacked after being accused of picking his nose on the production line, it has been claimed.
If, after reading that last paragraph, you're still at all interested in this movie, you should know that this ``Honeymooners'' also features a cute greyhound dog, a big race with said greyhound, a great many shots of Ed falling down and one shot of him picking his nose.
Block cites the case of an Alabama child whose mother was not able to sue after her son came home with black-and-blue marks from a teacher who used a paddle because the child was picking his nose.
Other features range from a younger John Kerry's investigation of narco-corruption to (on the lighter side) photographs of Henry Kissinger picking his nose.
Maureen ReesMAUREEN Rees, 60, from Cardiff, said although husband Dave is very fond of picking his nose in the car, it's not one of her personal habits.
PICKY Gertrude Escher has divorced her husband Oscar in Cologne, Germany - because he is obsessed with picking his nose.