show (some/a little/etc.) ankle

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show (some/a little/etc.) ankle

To reveal some or all of one's ankle rather than covering it with clothing. In earlier eras, it was considered risqué for women to do this, so the phrase can be used to poke fun at that. I don't want to show any ankle, but I'm 6'6"—do you know how hard it is to find pants that are long enough for me? Mom, it's a floor-length gown with sleeves! Can't I at least show a little ankle? Ooh la la, look at you, showing some ankle! How scandalous!
See also: ankle, little, show
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