give the elbow

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give somebody the elbow

  (British informal)
to end a romantic relationship with someone They went out together for a month and then she gave him the elbow.
See also: elbow, give
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But days later Dan gave her the elbow and sold his story BEFORE telling Kerry herself.
Needless to say after a lot of thought and 14 weeks into the relationship, I gave her the elbow.
We cheered when he gave her the elbow and while she drowned her sorrows and became even more irritating, he smiled and breathed a sigh of relief.
And this was the same Diana who pursued Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan across two continents until he gave her the elbow.
He was once engaged to a girl I knew, but he gave her the elbow.