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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If people saw me picking my nose or showering in the morning no one would think that.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson on her friendship with Blue's Duncan JamesWe both battled with teenage addiction Drew Barrymore with alcohol and drugs, me with picking my nose and eating it.
I could be ordering a coffee or maybe picking my nose or doing something really embarrassing, and then someone comes up to you and says something really nice.
Falling off my bike in front of a girl I fancied because I was picking my nose.