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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it's time we gave them the elbow IN MY opinion, the present government has over the past 12 years fiddled the people of this country out of millions of pounds by using their cheating ways.