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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bend your elbow

drink alcohol. North American
See also: bend, elbow
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

bend (one's) elbow

Slang
To drink alcoholic beverages.
See also: bend, elbow
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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