pick (one's) nose

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pick (one's) nose

1. Literally, to remove nasal mucus (i.e., "boogers") with one's finger. Tommy! Quit picking your nose, that's a filthy habit!
2. By extension, to dawdle, fool around, or waste time idly. No wonder we're losing so much money—half our staff just stands around picking their noses for most of the day!
See also: nose, pick
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She broke wind or picked her nose unselfconsciously and unapologetically," Flores described her speech as being "constantly and gratuitously loud and profane.
Miss Bates told the court that when the child picked her nose, Aspinall said: "Put your f inger up there again and I will slap it up there permanently.
Meanwhile, the singing star was up to her old shock tactics again when she picked her nose on US TV.
First up was Osla Double-Barrelled Hoity-Toity, who picked her nose and deposited the snotters in her jeans pocket.