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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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?
Firstly, we were told that five-to-11-year-olds at a school in Manchester have been given lessons in how to blow their noses.
Players hawk and spit and blow their noses out on the grass.
Officials said they should be too small for people to blow their noses on HM's image.
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.
They also saved in sealed bags all the tissues they used to wipe or blow their noses.
The earliest instructs the public on how to blow their noses.
So we are offering shoppers the chance to blow their noses at our expense.
I send my kids to school to learn, not for someone to show them how to blow their nose," the parent said.