Bending the elbow - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
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.
bend your elbow drink alcohol. North American
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.
bend the elbow verb
bend (one's) elbow Slang
To drink alcoholic beverages.
References in periodicals archive
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
| Bending the elbows
(no more than 90 degrees) lower the hips.
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
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.
Your hands should be shoulder-width apart and your body straight, bending the elbows
until your chest is about an inch off the floor.
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