powder one’s face

powder one’s face
Go to powder ones nose.

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  • powder one’s nose — 1. AND powder one’s face tv. to depart to the bathroom. (Usually said by women, or jocularly by men.) □ Excuse me, I have to powder my nose. □ She just went out to powder her face. 2. tv. to use cocaine. □ John is in the bedroom powdering his nos …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • face — I n. grimace 1) to make, pull (BE) a face (at) prestige 2) to save face 3) to lose face front part of the head 4) to press one s face (against a window) 5) (fig.) to show one s face (he didn t dare show his face) 6) to powder one s face 7) a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • face — n. & v. n. 1 the front of the head from the forehead to the chin. 2 the expression of the facial features (had a happy face). 3 composure, coolness, effrontery. 4 the surface of a thing, esp. as regarded or approached, esp.: a the visible part of …   Useful english dictionary

  • face — faceable, adj. /fays/, n., v., faced, facing. n. 1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. 2. a look or expression on this part: a sad face. 3. an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: The child… …   Universalium

  • powder — n. & v. n. 1 a substance in the form of fine dry particles. 2 a medicine or cosmetic in this form. 3 = GUNPOWDER. v.tr. 1 a apply powder to (powder one s nose). b sprinkle or decorate with or as with powder. 2 (esp. as powdered adj.) reduce to a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • powder — /ˈpaʊdə / (say powduh) noun 1. any solid substance in the state of fine, loose particles, as produced by crushing, grinding, or disintegration; dust. 2. a preparation in this form for some special purpose, as gunpowder, a medicinal powder, a… …  

  • Powder Her Face — is a chamber opera in two acts, Op. 14 (1995) by the British composer Thomas Adès (b. 1971). The English libretto is by Philip Hensher. Running time is 2 hours 20 minutes. It was commissioned by the Almeida Opera, a part of London s Almeida… …   Wikipedia

  • powder — [pou′dər] n. [ME poudre < OFr < L pulvis (gen. pulveris), dust: see POLLEN] 1. any dry substance in the form of very fine, dustlike particles, produced by crushing, grinding, etc. 2. a specific kind of powder [bath powder, face powder] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Powder River Expedition (1865) — Powder River Expedition Part of the Sioux Wars, American Indian Wars Date 1865 Location Powder River Country, Wyoming, Monta …   Wikipedia

  • powder — ► NOUN 1) fine dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance. 2) a cosmetic in this form applied to a person s face. 3) dated a medicine in this form. 4) loose, dry, newly fallen snow. 5) gunpowder. ►… …   English terms dictionary

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