snot rocket

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snot rocket (plural snot rockets)

  1. (informal, indelicate) A jet of mucus deliberately expelled from one's nostril.
    • 1995, "Keep That Soul Out Of Your Eyes", Gettysburg Times, February 18:
      Today's worshiper of Beavis and Butthead would tie the handkerchief around his head, put a finger to the side of his nose and launch a snot rocket. Cool.
    • 2005, Richard Scrimger, From Charlie's Point of View:
      The bully is firing snot rockets. He holds his head back and blocks one nostril with his finger, blowing out the other one. Small hard gobs of mucus are flying around him.
    • 2008, Runners World, Vol. 43 No. 9, September:
      Yes, sometimes the fastest thing running is your nose. But please, focus on where you aim your snot rocket, or your spit.