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by ankle express

By walking (to a certain location). My car's in the shop, so we'll have to go to the store by ankle express. It'll take us forever to get there by ankle express! Can't you give us a ride?
See also: ankle, by, express

by ankle express

Fig. on foot. After my horse was stolen, I had to go by ankle express. It's a five-minute drive, forty minutes by ankle express.
See also: ankle, by, express

rug rat

Sl. a small child, especially an infant or toddler. (Also a term of address.) You got any rug rats at your house? Hey, you cute little rug rat, come over here.
See also: rat, rug

sprain one's ankle

to become pregnant. She has, ah, sprained her ankle. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
See also: ankle, sprain

ankle

1. n. an attractive woman or girl. (Typically with some.) Now, there’s some ankle I’ve never seen around here before.
2. in. to walk [somewhere]. I have to ankle down to the drugstore.
3. in. to walk away from one’s employment; to leave. (see also walk.) I didn’t fire her. I told her she could ankle if she wanted.

rug rat

and ankle biter
n. a child. Hey, you cute little rug rat, come over here. I got three little ankle biters at home.
See also: rat, rug

ankle biter

verb
See also: ankle, biter

sprain one’s ankle

tv. to become pregnant. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
See also: ankle, sprain
References in classic literature ?
The fettered ankle halted his first step, but he stretched at full length along the table, extending eager fingers toward the prize.
Fetching it he unlocked the fetter from about the creature's ankle, locked it empty and carried the key farther down into the burrow.
But he is here now," said the officer grimly, "and his fetter is locked about his ankle.
Also, he recinched the injured ankle and prepared himself for a day of travel.
He hopped and bobbed clumsily along on his injured ankle, throwing stones and screaming hoarsely at times; at other times hopping and bobbing silently along, picking himself up grimly and patiently when he fell, or rubbing his eyes with his hand when the giddiness threatened to overpower him.
I sprained my ankle when I tumbled off of Barkis, and it gets worse and worse; though I've done all I know to cure it and hide it, so it shouldn't trouble anyone," whispered Rose, knitting her brows with pain, as she prepared to descend, wishing her uncle would take her instead of her bundles.
There you are right side up with care; and mind, now, if your ankle bothers you, and you are laid up with it, I am to be your footman.
The whole appearance of this warrior and his retinue was wild and outlandish; the dress of his squires was gorgeous, and his Eastern attendants wore silver collars round their throats, and bracelets of the same metal upon their swarthy arms and legs, of which the former were naked from the elbow, and the latter from mid-leg to ankle.
In grim, deliberate silence, while Dora watched him with the fascination of horror, Davy stepped off the green grass of the roadside, ankle deep into the fine dust which four weeks of rainless weather had made on the road, and marched along in it, shuffling his feet viciously until he was enveloped in a hazy cloud.
And Hannibal exposed his nose and with his red tongue licked again the tan shoe and the slender, tan-silken ankle that he could have destroyed with one crunch.
Saxcna et al evaluated 100 patients with asymptomatic ankles who had an ankle MRI performed, and noted that 66% of the patients had no history of an ankle sprain and 34% had a history of at least one ankle sprain.
The principle findings from this study were that athletes with unstable ankles had a relatively inverted ankle position compared to athletes with stable ankles in the initial contact and midstance phase of the gait cycle during walking at a self-regulated velocity and running, and that a 6-week regimen of neuromuscular training had an immediate effect on changing the ankle orientation towards a less everted (relatively more inverted) direction than before training during walking and running as well as jump landing.
In these animals, a single sprain had led to far more inactivity throughout their lives than among the animals whose ankles were still intact", Prof Hubbard-Turner said.
Berkowitz advises against taping your ankles: "You generally need a skilled trainer to tape your ankles properly.
Your ankles really are the foundation for the rest of your body.