bend (one's)/the elbow

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bend (one's)/the elbow

To drink alcohol, perhaps excessively. Come bend your elbow at the bar with us tonight! If you're this hung-over, you must have really bent the elbow at the party last night.
See also: bend, elbow

bend one's elbow

 and bend the elbow; lift one's elbow
to take a drink of an alcoholic beverage; to drink alcohol to excess. He's down at the tavern, bending his elbow. Paul gets lots of exercise. I saw him bend his elbow thirty times at a bar yesterday.
See also: bend, elbow

bend your elbow

drink alcohol. North American
See also: bend, elbow

bend one’s elbow

and bend the elbow and lift one’s elbow
tv. to take a drink of an alcoholic beverage; to drink alcohol to excess. He’s down at the tavern, bending his elbow. If you didn’t spend so much time lifting your elbow, you’d get more done.
See also: bend, elbow

bend the elbow

verb
See also: bend, elbow

bend (one's) elbow

Slang
To drink alcoholic beverages.
See also: bend, elbow
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As far as we know, bending the elbow more than 15 degrees is not permissable in the ICC rules.
Begin by bending the elbow and bringing the weight up so that it's just next to the right ear.
He added: "Some have a habit we call in Samoa faapio le kulilima (bending the elbow)."
Step 1: Lie on your back on the floor or a bench and hold a set of dumbbells straight up above your chest, bending the elbows slightly.
The Third Eye, what I now call the Compressed Guard in my classes, is nothing more than bending the elbows once in the Guard position to keep the gun from going muzzle-down.
The Chest Fly (Repeat 10-15 times) Step 1: Lie on your back on the floor or a bench and hold a set of dumbbells straight up above your chest, bending the elbows slightly.