lift (one's) elbow

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lift (one's) elbow

To drink alcohol, either in general or in excess. After a hard day's work, there's nothing I like to do more than lift my elbow a few times at my local bar. You are so useless around the house. The only thing you know how to do around here is lift your elbow.
See also: elbow, lift

lift your (or the) elbow

consume alcohol to excess.
See also: elbow, lift
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Burrow was flattened by the tackle but Lyon didn't appear to lift his elbow and Saints will be hoping he escapes with a sending off sufficient verdict.
He (Todd) will get the benefit of the doubt because it is very difficult to prove that he did it on purpose but I don't think he needed to lift his elbow,' said Wenger.
BAKERSFIELD - Ricky Aguirre can barely lift his elbow above his shoulder as a result of a separated shoulder he suffered in late January, and needed assistance walking up steps after suffering a severe thigh strain in an opening-round match at the California State Wrestling Championships at Centennial Garden in Bakersfield on Friday.
I heard the woman ask the man to lift his elbow off her left breast as it was causing her discomfort.
Burrow was flattened in the collision but Lyon didn't appear to lift his elbow and Saints will be hoping he escapes with a sending-off sufficient verdict.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "I don't think he needed to lift his elbow.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "I don't think he needed to lift his elbow, it was late to touch him and he could have stopped himself.