give (one) the kiss of life

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give (one) the kiss of life

To administer artificial respiration, that is, the blowing into the mouth of a person who has stopped breathing so as to force air in and out of their lungs. I was a lifeguard at the local pool for five years, but I've only had to give one person the kiss of life.
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He tried to give her the kiss of life and phoned for the ambulance.
Mr Palmer wiped his eyes with a handkerchief, as he told the court how he had tried in vain to give her the kiss of life, following telephone instructions from ambulance staff.
The 13-year-old schoolboy tried to give her the kiss of life while his friends ran for help.
Rosie May, who was a dancer in a professional pantomime at the time of her death, was unconscious and her mother arrived a short time later to give her the kiss of life.
They tried to give her the kiss of life but she had suffered a huge neck injury and multiple stab wounds.
Paul Harvey, 46, tried to give her the kiss of life, but she died from a massive brain haemorrhage.
Now her mum, Sylvia, who tried to give her the kiss of life, and sisters, Hannah, 10, and Dana, eight, are also in hospital with the bug.
She said: "Claire was on the phone to the emergency operator and trying to give her the kiss of life.
FIREMAN Keith Corrieri turned over an unconscious blaze victim to give her the kiss of life - and found it was his sister.
Her brother, retained lead firefighter Keith Corrieri, 43, and his crew raced to give her the kiss of life.
The doctor tried to give her the kiss of life but she died later at Falkirk District Hospital.