ankle biter

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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

ankle biter

verb
See also: ankle, biter
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Turns out it was actually his days as an ankle-biter at Christie Park that set him up better for what lies ahead.
Growing up with an ankle-biter Welsh corgi that possessed the discipline and temperament of a saltwater croc, I knew her bark collar worked about well enough to cause slight discomfort after each bark.
Mams can maybe get away with only wobbling gingerly about on the first day but dads should expect to work those leg muscles because the slopes are not as gentle as they look when you have to pull a trailer with an ankle-biter in it right around the camp in time for the Teddy Bears Picnic.
Children don't feel the swift passage of time, as anyone who has shared a car journey with an ankle-biter whining, 'Are we nearly there yet?' every three minutes can testify.
An afternoon in which she could spend whatever she liked without the hassle of an ankle-biter tugging her in the direction of the sweet shop.
Unless an ankle-biter lives in your house right now, you were probably either amused or amazed by news of this trend.
Give an ankle-biter a day to remember on Take Our Daughters to Work Day.