bend (one's)/the elbow(redirected from bending the elbow)
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.
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bend one's elbowand 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.
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bend your elbowdrink alcohol. North American
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bend one’s elbowand 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.
bend the elbowverb
See bend one’s elbow
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bend (one's) elbowSlang
To drink alcoholic beverages.
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