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sprain (one's) ankle

1. Literally, to injure ligaments in one's ankle by wrenching or suddenly twisting them. At first I thought I had only sprained my ankle, but it turns out I actually broke a few bones when I fell like that.
2. euphemism, obsolete To be or become pregnant. I heard the poor lass was taken in by a rake and ended up spraining her ankle.
See also: ankle, sprain
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sprain one's ankle

to become pregnant. She has, ah, sprained her ankle. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
See also: ankle, sprain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sprain one’s ankle

tv. to become pregnant. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
See also: ankle, sprain
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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