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.
Jesse Berard, animal control officer, said the dog, which he characterized as of the "ankle-biter" size, was up-to-date on its vaccines.
A Kavvs Original Fake x Medicom Be@rbrick Dissected is a work of art, nay, an investment, and not some ankle-biter's plaything.
He told listeners last April that Natasha, who he married in 2007, had been undergoing fertility treatment to have "a fourth ankle-biter".
MARKED MAN'S recent Towcester victory at the age of 15 was unusual, but compared to the oldest horse to win a race he is a mere ankle-biter, writes Tom Kerr.
Rather cruelly, we carried on regardless with our plans, the ankle-biter sitting mournfully in his rucksack watching the rain spatter onto his all-weather cover.
Kim Hye-su ("Kick the Moon," "Three: Memories") makes a more mature change from the usual distaff screamers in Korean horrors, and ankle-biter Park is especially effective when showing her dark side.
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.
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.
If you were a grown-up you may have been worried about Reagan launching the Star Wars defence plan after dubbing those pesky Ruskies the "Evil Empire." If you were an ankle-biter, you'd have been more concerned about the welfare of your Cabbage Patch Doll.
return to central midfield - the kid is the ankle-biter that Keegan simply has to have in an adventurous middle four - and Michael Tarnat will return at left-back allowing Sylvain Distin to shuffle back to the centre.