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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

ankle biter

slang A young child, often a toddler. Hey, I know I said I'd babysit, but I can't watch five ankle biters all by myself!
See also: ankle, biter

sprain (one's) ankle

1. Literally, to injure ligaments in one's ankle by wrenching or suddenly twisting them. At first I thought I had only sprained my ankle, but it turns out I actually broke a few bones when I fell like that.
2. obsolete euphemism To be or become pregnant. I heard the poor lass was taken in by a rake and ended up spraining her ankle.
See also: ankle, sprain

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 ?
"But he is here now," said the officer grimly, "and his fetter is locked about his ankle. Look!
"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.
You have pain in your ankles and knees which is getting worse and making you limp.
Q I've had arthritis in my ankles for many years, and recently, the pain has gotten so bad that I'm often unable to walk.
The American College of Sports Medicine estimates that approximately 9 million Americans suffer from sprained ankles each year.
by Courtesy of StatepointSimple exercises can help you maintain strength and mobility in your feet and ankles.
There probably are no handball players who haven't sprained their ankles.
Foot and ankle specialists tell me that when sprained ankles don't heal, there's often an underlying problem that may have been missed or misdiagnosed.
Your goal is standing in balance over your ankles at address.
WB-DF maneuver: After the participants maintained a natural stance position with feet shoulder width apart in parallel, the experimenter provided the verbal signal "start." Subsequently, the participants squatted by gradually flexing their ankles until they could no longer subjectively squat or heel off (i.e., lift from the floor) (Figure 2) (Bennell et al., 1998).
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.
Motor function of injured ankles will be recovered more difficult than one of the hands with a similar disability.
Your footwear can drastically affect the stability and movement of your ankles, Turner notes.
Therefore, the aim of this investigation was to explore the differences in muscle latency and proprioceptive ability between the non-dominant and dominant ankles of healthy sedentary individuals.