bend (one's/the) elbow

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bend (one's/the) elbow

To drink alcohol, perhaps excessively. Come bend your elbow at the bar with us tonight! If you're this hung-over, you must have really bent the elbow at the party last night.
See also: bend, elbow

bend one's elbow

 and bend the elbow; lift one's elbow
to take a drink of an alcoholic beverage; to drink alcohol to excess. He's down at the tavern, bending his elbow. Paul gets lots of exercise. I saw him bend his elbow thirty times at a bar yesterday.
See also: bend, elbow

bend your elbow

drink alcohol. North American
See also: bend, elbow

bend the elbow

verb
See also: bend, elbow

bend (one's) elbow

Slang
To drink alcoholic beverages.
See also: bend, elbow
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His bowling left arm had a permanent bend in it and could not be fully straightened as he let the ball go from a bent elbow wind-up.
Teach receivers to catch with soft hands, which means to catch the ball with receptive fingers, wrists, and slightly bent elbows, and to give a little with the football as they catch it.
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A THE combination of your bent elbows, pressure on the ulnar nerve or funny bone, and perhaps that your hands are higher than the rest of your body leads to that feeling.
With bent elbows, press your hands together at shoulder level just above your midchest.
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