bend of elbow

bend of elbow
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  • bend your elbow — drink beer or liquor, tip a few    Your eyes look red and tired. Bend your elbow last night? …   English idioms

  • bend an elbow — phrasal also crook an elbow or lift an elbow : to drink intoxicating liquor : have a drink don t bend elbows with strangers in bars Wall Street Journal …   Useful english dictionary

  • bend the elbow — vb to drink alcohol. A hearty euphemism used by habitues of bars all over the English speaking world since the 19th century …   Contemporary slang

  • elbow — [OE] Logically enough, elbow means etymologically ‘arm bend’. It comes from a prehistoric West and North Germanīc *alinobogan (which also produced German ellenbogen, Dutch elleboog, and Danish albue). This was a compound formed from *alinā… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bend one’s elbow — AND bend the elbow; lift one’s elbow tv. to take a drink of an lcoholic beverage; to drink alcohol to excess. □ He’s down at the tavern, bending his elbow. □ Paul gets lots of exercise. He bends his elbow thirty times a day …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bend — I. /bɛnd / (say bend) verb (bent or, Archaic, bended, bending) –verb (t) 1. to bring (a bow, etc.) into a state of tension by curving it. 2. to force into a different or particular, especially curved, shape, as by pressure. 3. to cause to submit …  

  • bend —    obsolete    to drink intoxicants to excess    Probably a shortened form of bend the elbow, from the locomotion of the drinking vessel:     Bend well to the Madeira at dinner. (E. B. Ramsay, 1859)    See also elbow bending. Bent still means… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • elbow bender — n British a habitual imbiber of alcoholic liquor; a drunk. From the phrase to bend the elbow (in lifting a drink to the lips). Sam Brown admits she became a big time boozer when she was a schoolgirl and is still a solid elbow bender. (Photo… …   Contemporary slang

  • Elbow — El bow, n. [AS. elboga, elnboga (akin to D. elleboga, OHG. elinbogo, G. ellbogen, ellenbogen, Icel. ?lnbogi; prop.; arm bend); eln ell (orig., forearm) + boga a bending. See 1st {Ell}, and 4th {Bow}.] 1. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elbow grease — Elbow El bow, n. [AS. elboga, elnboga (akin to D. elleboga, OHG. elinbogo, G. ellbogen, ellenbogen, Icel. ?lnbogi; prop.; arm bend); eln ell (orig., forearm) + boga a bending. See 1st {Ell}, and 4th {Bow}.] 1. The joint or bend of the arm; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elbow in the hawse — Elbow El bow, n. [AS. elboga, elnboga (akin to D. elleboga, OHG. elinbogo, G. ellbogen, ellenbogen, Icel. ?lnbogi; prop.; arm bend); eln ell (orig., forearm) + boga a bending. See 1st {Ell}, and 4th {Bow}.] 1. The joint or bend of the arm; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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