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
References in classic literature ?
I expect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck.
"I've sprained my ankle. That stupid high heel turned and gave me a sad wrench.
I sprained my ankle when I tumbled off of Barkis, and it gets worse and worse; though I've done all I know to cure it and hide it, so it shouldn't trouble anyone," whispered Rose, knitting her brows with pain, as she prepared to descend, wishing her uncle would take her instead of her bundles.
"This was not all the damage either, for aunt fainted with the fright, mother cut her hand with a broken lamp, the children took cold hopping about on the wet stairs, Jip barked himself sick, I sprained my ankle, and Jack not only smashed a looking-glass with his bullets, but spoilt his pistol by the heavy charge put in it.
As luck would have it, I sprained my ankle, and succeeded in getting no farther than South San Francisco.
'I had sprained my ankle two days ago and I sprained it again in the first quarter and I started feeling discomfort in my ankle and Achilles and decided to just sit this one out.'
I've been on a crying jag since I sprained my ankle for the third time.
However, it's unfortunate I sprained my ankle and this might lock me out of the two remaining matches ,' said the Kenya national women's captain.
"Sprained my ankle, see how it feels tomorrow and kind of go from there.
"About 10 days ago, I was running up in the Lake District and I went over on my ankle, I sprained my ankle," said the WBA Super, WBO and Ring champion.
"I have actually sprained my ankle going to get a turkey sandwich in the middle of the night."
Watson, who is confident of being fit for the Australian Open warm-up tournament in Hobart in two weeks' time, said: "Unfortunately I will not be playing in Auckland, because I sprained my ankle badly.
She said: "I missed a step going into the basement and sprained my ankle so there's no way I could play."
"The last two times I played tennis I sprained my ankle and hurt something else, and the last time I went running I broke my arm, so I am obviously jinxed."
Q I SPRAINED my ankle years ago but still experience the odd twinge.