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
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How many people sneeze or blow their nose whilst shopping and pick up fresh fruit and veg and then put them back for others to eat?
Treatment: Encourage your child to blow their nose often.
However, nearly three in 10 (28 per cent) of those surveyed also admitted that they themselves had been caught short on public transport without a tissue to blow their nose.
Tell them to avoid exertion and in particular, not to blow their nose, because these actions will disturb any clots.
I send my kids to school to learn, not for someone to show them how to blow their nose," the parent said.
The campaign urges everyone to use a tissue to blow their nose and to cover coughs and sneezes; to throw used tissues in the bin as soon as possible and to wash their hands as soon as possible.
A SCHOOL has angered parents by running lessons teaching children how to blow their nose.
But the thing that gets right upmy nose (excuse the pun) is people who take out a handkerchief halfway through a meal and blow their nose, spreading their filthy germs all over everyone else in the restaurant.
A survey of 500 parents found that 60 per cent of children can't blow their nose properly until they're at least five.
They would no more blow their nose than we would fart in front of the Queen.
These people blow their noses at the dinner table every time they sit down and then return their dirty tissues to their pockets and carry on eating.
Fingers, Drumm and Seanie wouldn't get out of bed to blow their noses on EUR300, so why are we taking it from the poorest people in the country?
Players hawk and spit and blow their noses out on the grass.
They also saved in sealed bags all the tissues they used to wipe or blow their noses.
The Privy Purse Office wrote to the Home Office as they feared people would blow their noses on pictures of the then Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.