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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.
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nose candyCocaine.
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nose testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.
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nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.
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nose testAn inspection of the nasal passages or a trial of their function, as for breathing difficulties.
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nose-pickTo pick boogers from the nose.
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nose-pickerOne who picks their nose.
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nose-pickingTo insert a finger into one's nostril, especially to remove mucus.
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pope's noseThe tail end piece of a cooked chicken.
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on the noseExactly; precisely.
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on the noseSmelly, malodorous.
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pick one's noseThe act of picking one's nose, insertion of a finger or other object into one's nostril.
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the nose knowsDespite the addressee's belief that the speaker was unaware of something, the speaker, in fact, was already aware.
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thumb one's noseTo act disrespectfully, especially by flouting the object of disrespect.
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thumb one's noseTo place a thumb upon the tip of the nose, usually while simultaneous wiggling one's fingers, in a gesture of disrespect.
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under one's noseDirectly in front of one; clearly visible.
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under one's noseObvious or apparent.
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nose to the grindstoneHard at work.
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pay through the noseTo pay a high price, especially an exorbitant or excessive amount, either in money or in some other manner.
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stick one's nose inTo be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.
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turn up one's noseTo refuse, especially as due to pride or status.
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turn up one's noseTo sneer.
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in front of one's nosePlain; clearly apparent; obvious.
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no skin off one's noseNo harm to one.
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get someone's nose out of jointTo become angry; to take offense or take exception.
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get someone's nose out of jointTo make someone angry.
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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.
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bridgeThe upper bony ridge of the human nose.
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cock a snookTo spread one hand, place the thumb on the nose and wriggle some of the fingers as a gesture of disrespect.
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mouth breatherA person who routinely inhales and exhales through the mouth, instead of through the nose.
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