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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The result is you'll be paid 18% less than the boy who was sat opposite you picking his nose through geography for six years.
The color illustrations are engaging and very funny, depicting such things as a pirate who seems to be picking his nose, as well as the crew's previous captain being eaten by a giant squid.
But now we have to miss out on important counterattacks so we can watch Calum Best picking his nose while a commentator feels obliged to say "well his old man could play a bit
The gorilla then broke wind in front of him, before picking his nose and eating what came out.
Sydney, June 17 ( ANI ): After defeating Portugal 4-0, German boss Joachim Low was reportedly seen picking his nose before shaking hands with the rival team's striker Christiano Ronaldo.
Our son was picking his nose in the car on the way home today," she said, "I saw him in the rearview mirror with his finger in that area and then he looked at me and said, `Mommy, look
Taiwan's cabinet will soon lose one of its more colourful members who was notorious for sleeping in parliament, shouting at legislators, picking his nose in public and shoving a journalist.
2) Say, "I saw a kid yesterday who was way too old to be picking his nose.
Frankly, he had more chance of picking his nose with his toe"
Or perhaps it's just a silly piece of documentary footage showing a frazzled old geezer on a Birmingham bus, sneaking sips from his can of lager while picking his nose.
Businessman Edward Robertson couldn't believe his eyes when his daughter bought a birthday card - showing him picking his nose more than 40 years ago.
A syringe-packer was sacked after being accused of picking his nose on the production line, it has been claimed.
If, after reading that last paragraph, you're still at all interested in this movie, you should know that this ``Honeymooners'' also features a cute greyhound dog, a big race with said greyhound, a great many shots of Ed falling down and one shot of him picking his nose.
Block cites the case of an Alabama child whose mother was not able to sue after her son came home with black-and-blue marks from a teacher who used a paddle because the child was picking his nose.
Other features range from a younger John Kerry's investigation of narco-corruption to (on the lighter side) photographs of Henry Kissinger picking his nose.