sprain (one's) ankle

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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. obsolete euphemism 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

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

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
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"I think when you sprain your ankle, it never goes away," Rivers said.
An easy way to remember this distinction is this: You sprain your ankle, but you strain your Achilles tendon.
When you sprain your ankle you usually damage tissue that contains nerves which tell the brain where to place the foot.
If you sprain your ankle, get correct attention fast - rest, ice, compression and elevation is the key.