elbow (one's way) through

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elbow (one's way) through

To force one's way through (a crowd or crowded place) by or as by pushing other people with one's elbows. The party was so packed with people that I had to elbow through just to get to the bathroom! We had to elbow our way through the crowd to board the train on time.
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elbow

(one's way) through (something) to push or drive oneself through something, such as a crowd, perhaps using one's elbows or arms to move people out of the way. She elbowed her way through the crowd. Jerry elbowed through the people gathered at the door.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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