powder one's nose

Definition of powder one's nose

somewhat old-fashioned

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

powderplay
  1. :  to sprinkle or cover with or as if with powder

    :  to reduce or convert to powder

    :  to hit very hard

  1. :  matter in a finely divided state :  particulate matter

    :  a preparation in the form of fine particles especially for medicinal or cosmetic use

    :  fine dry light snow

noseplay
  1. :  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

    :  this part together with the nasal cavity

    :  the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle :  snout, proboscis

  1. :  to detect by or as if by smell :  scent

    :  to push or move with the nose

    :  to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously


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