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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I will strive to set a better example for my son, but I think his mother will have to choose between a son who picks his nose in the car and a tissue snowstorm in her back seat.
It's the story of a boy who picks his nose until one day, his hand, then his arm, then his whole body gets sucked up his nose and he becomes a sticky ball of snot.
And she cringes as he strips to his Y-fronts, picks his nose - and eats the bogeys.
He also deals drugs, picks his nose, uses the bathroom on-camera and generally behaves abominably toward all and sundry, even the one woman on campus, Shannyn Sossamon's virginal Lauren, whose love he imagines could save him from his own consuming nastiness.
As Rule 5b states: "Any player that picks his nose and looks at an official in a funny way will receive a mandatory caution".