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crook the elbow

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  • crook the elbow —    Scottish    to be a drunkard    A variant of bend the elbow (see bend), which may imply no more than having a drink …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • crook — ► NOUN 1) a shepherd s hooked staff. 2) a bishop s crozier. 3) a bend, especially at the elbow in a person s arm. 4) informal a criminal or dishonest person. ► VERB ▪ bend (something, especially a finger). ► ADJECTIVE Austral./NZ …   English terms dictionary

  • The Addams Family — are a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. Earlier Addams had worked in collaboration with his friend Ray Bradbury. In a 2001 interview Bradbury states that after failing to find a publisher, they went… …   Wikipedia

  • elbow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ sharp ▪ dislocated, fractured ▪ sore ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • elbow — /el boh/, n. 1. the bend or joint of the human arm between upper arm and forearm. 2. the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped. See diag. under horse. 3. something bent like an elbow, as a sharp turn in a road or river, or a piece of …   Universalium

  • elbow — n 1. bend of the arm, ancon, funny bone, crazy bone; bend, fluxure, fold, sharp turn, right angle, corner, crook. 2. at one’s elbow nearby, close by, at hand, within reach, handy; at one s finger tips, under one s nose. 3. bend, lift or crook an… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • crook — noun 1》 a shepherd s hooked staff.     ↘a bishop s crozier. 2》 a bend, especially at the elbow in a person s arm. 3》 informal a person who is dishonest or a criminal. verb bend (something, especially a finger as a signal). adjective Austral./NZ… …   English new terms dictionary

  • crook — [[t]kr ʊk[/t]] crooks, crooking, crooked 1) N COUNT A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal. [INFORMAL] The man is a crook and a liar... Donaldson was a petty crook with a string of previous offences. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, the N of n The… …   English dictionary

  • elbow — Synonyms and related words: L, angle, angle off, ankle, apex, arm, articulation, assault, barge in, bear, bear upon, bend, biceps, bifurcate, bifurcation, bight, boost, boundary, branch, break in, break in upon, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • elbow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bend, angle, dogleg. See angularity, convexity. v. jab, poke; push, prod, shove; jostle, make one s way through. See impulse. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. joint, bend, ulna, turn, half turn, crook, angle,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Word of the year — The word(s) of the year, sometimes capitalized as Word(s) of the Year and abbreviated WOTY or WotY, refers to any of various assessments as to the most important word(s) or expression(s) in the public sphere during a specific year. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia


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