Idiom:  powder your nose

Meaning 

Idiom:  powder your nose

  • to visit the lavatory/bathroom to use the toilet
  • to visit the lavatory/bathroom to reapply makeup
  • to have a private conversation with other women in the lavatory/bathroom


Note:  This is an expression to describe the behavior women.


Example sentences

  • Excuse me sir, I need to powder my nose.  Could you tell me where the restroom is?
  • We’ll be back. We’ve got to powder our noses.
  • If anyone needs to powder their nose, the ladies room is exceptionally clean here.
  • Sheesh! Exactly how long does it take women to powder their noses?
  • I'm going to powder my nose before the show starts.
  • We couldn't believe it when we were powdering our noses and Rihanna walked in.
  • Sorry we took so long. The line to powder our noses went all the way down the hall.
  • Let's go powder our noses before the next panel of speakers starts.
  • I'm going to powder my nose...want to join me?

Synonyms

  • go to the loo
  • use the facilities


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