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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I took him down and tried to give him the kiss of life.
I tried to give him the kiss of life, the paramedics tried too, but it was too late.
The faster, smaller inshore boat got to Mr McKillup, who was wearing a wetsuit, first and its crew hauled him unconscious into their inflatable and began to give him the kiss of life and heart massage.
Fellow drinkers at the pub, which had been hosting a wake, tried to give him the kiss of life and cardiac massage but he later died in Selly Oak Hospital.
Jason, whose injuries included three broken ribs, a collapsed lung and bleeding into the lung, was unconscious and struggling for breath and Julie had to give him the kiss of life.
Bodyguard Sam Ruston, who had to clear blood from the star's throat before he could give him the kiss of life, revealed Ozzy, who was not wearing a crash helmet, swore at him after coming round.
Horrified friends battled to drag him out from under the vehicle and tried to give him the kiss of life but to no avail, the inquest at Cheltenham Coroner's Court was told.
Matthew Cartwright slipped off the bank and had to be pulled out by pals and a family member who tried to give him the kiss of life.
The 46-year-old's wife Anne looked on helplessly as he fell, then climbed down to give him the kiss of life to try and save him
Fellow drinkers tried to give him the kiss of life and cardiac massage as paramedics were held back from attending the scene until police declared it safe.
Mr Storm came towards me and I heard him say 'I've tried to give him the kiss of life but all I can feel is my own breath coming out,'" he told the court.
Site foreman Mr Strickland, 47, learned first aid when he was 15 but remembered his training and dashed to give him the kiss of life.
His friends tried to give him the kiss of life as he lay dying in Taksim Square and then hailed a taxi to take him to hospital.
I put him on the rug in front of the fire and was trying to resuscitate him and give him the kiss of life.