blow (one's) nose

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blow (one's) nose

To breathe forcefully through the nose to expel mucus into a tissue. My allergies are so bad right now that I have to blow my nose constantly just to be able to breathe.
See also: blow, nose

blow one's nose

to expel mucus and other material from the nose using air pressure from the lungs. Excuse me, I have to blow my nose. Bill blew his nose into his handkerchief.
See also: blow, nose
References in classic literature ?
My governess said that the outer folds became soiled from the mere contact with the other things in my pocket, and that visitors might catch sight of the soiled side if it was never turned when I wished to blow my nose in their presence, and that one had no right to give one's visitors shocks.
Had to blow my nose every other song," Contactmusic quoted her as writing on her page.
He said: "I needed to blow my nose so I put my handbrake on and took the car out of gear.
The 18-year-old added: "I needed to blow my nose just before I went in but was told that if I went to get a tissue I would miss my chance.
I said to the family on reading this, "Should I have a risk assessment carried out to see if it is safe to blow my nose?" (I had a bad nose bleed a year or two back with a headache and on seeing my GP discovered I had very high blood pressure requiring two drugs to bring it down to normal.)
I stopped only once and that was just to blow my nose,'' said the retired farmer.
After 3 weeks of strengthening my abdominal muscles, I could blow my nose with vigor.
"I was stopped in traffic and had the handbrake on and thought to myself, 'I've just got time to blow my nose.'
The embarrassed star ran off set but he could still be heard shouting: "I've got to blow my nose. It's dribbling."
He once even told an interviewer: "Excuse me, I've got to blow my nose - and with this nose, it might take a while."
The sneezing then ceased and I managed to blow my nose and retrieved my spectacles from the floor.
FOR one awful, classic, moment during Jo Scarratt's documentary, Danniella Westbrook (C4), I thought Westbrook was going to say, "I went to blow my nose - and it had gone!"
Iain: I do blow my nose in there from time to time, but I have to say that Merrick always leaves the shower at a height more suited to a child than a grown man.