powder your nose

• a euphemism for taking cocaine. e.g. "Where's Dave ?", "He's just nipped off to powder his nose".

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  • powder your nose — old fashioned phrase to use the toilet This expression is used by or about women . Thesaurus: going to the toilethyponym Main entry: powder * * * powder your nose see ↑powder, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • powder your nose — powder (your) nose humorous if a woman says she is going to powder her nose, she means she is going to go to the toilet. Well, if you ll excuse me a moment, I m going to powder my nose …   New idioms dictionary

  • powder your nose — If somebody goes to powder your nose, it is a euphemism for going to the lavatory (toilet) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • powder your nose —    If somebody goes to powder your nose, it is a euphemism for going to the lavatory (toilet).   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Powder your nose —   If somebody goes to powder your nose, it is a euphemism for going to the lavatory (toilet) …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • powder your nose —    1. to go to the lavatory    A phrase normally used by females:     Back in the Long Gallery some of the women went upstairs to powder their noses . (N. Mitford, 1949)    2. to snort cocaine    Punning on powder and the visit to a lavatory:     …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • powder your nose — old fashioned to use the toilet. This expression is used by or about women …   English dictionary

  • powder nose — powder (your) nose humorous if a woman says she is going to powder her nose, she means she is going to go to the toilet. Well, if you ll excuse me a moment, I m going to powder my nose …   New idioms dictionary

  • nose — 1 noun 1 ON YOUR FACE (C) the part of your face that you smell with and breathe through: a broken nose | Marty punched him on the nose. | blow your nose (=clear it by blowing strongly into a piece of cloth or soft paper): Here, take this hanky… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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


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