give (one) the kiss of life(redirected from give one the kiss of life)
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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