elbow (one's) way

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elbow (one's) way

To force one's way in, to, or through a crowded place, as by pushing other people with one's elbows. The party was so packed with people that I had to elbow my way just to get to the bathroom! We had to elbow our way through the crowd to board the train on time.
See also: elbow, way
References in classic literature ?
He was a short, thick-set man, with coarse, commonplace features, and that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world.
Kobe has managed to elbow his way into yet new NBA fame.