I've got your nose

A young childrens game in which someone simulates stealing the victims nose from their face and demonstrates this by having their thumb protruding between the index and middle fingers.

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  • I've got your nose — is a children s game found mainly in the Anglosphere in which one child simulates plucking the nose of a second from their face. A fist is formed with the thumb protruding between the ring and middle finger; the thumb represents the stolen nose.… …   Wikipedia

  • your nose is out of joint — (your) nose is out of joint to feel upset or annoyed because you think you have not been treated well. You have to make everybody happy and be sure no one s nose is out of joint if you want people to work long hours on something special. Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep your nose clean — phrase to behave well and not break any rules or laws Thesaurus: to obey a law or rule, or to accept someone s authoritysynonym obedience and cooperationhyponym Main entry: nose * * * keep your nose clean see ↑nose …   Useful english dictionary

  • have your nose in a book — have (your) nose in a book to be reading. My daughter reads all the time. She s always got her nose in a book …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep your nose to the grindstone — keep (your) nose to the grindstone to continue to work very hard, without stopping. I ve only got six weeks before my exams start so I m trying to keep my nose to the grindstone …   New idioms dictionary

  • feed your nose —    to inhale illicit narcotics through the nose    Usually ingesting cocaine or heroin:     A woman like that... has got to be on. I d be willing to bet she s feeding her nose. (Sanders, 1977) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • nose open —    lustful    Bulls and stallions flare their nostrils when sexually excited. Of humans, the phrase is used figuratively:     I seen her mooching around upstairs. Murf licked his lips. She s got your nose open? (Theroux, 1976) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • nose is out of joint — (your) nose is out of joint to feel upset or annoyed because you think you have not been treated well. You have to make everybody happy and be sure no one s nose is out of joint if you want people to work long hours on something special. Usage… …   New idioms dictionary

  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose — [[t]no͟ʊz[/t]] ♦♦♦ noses, nosing, nosed 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth. You use it for smelling and breathing. She wiped her nose with a tissue... She s got funny eyes and a big nose.… …   English dictionary


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