powder one's nose

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Definition of powder one's nose

somewhat old-fashioned
used by women as a polite way of excusing themselves from a table, conversation, etc., to go to the bathroom Excuse me. I'm just going to go powder my nose. I'll be right back.

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“Powder one's nose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder%20one%27s%20nose. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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