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bend one's elbow

Slang definitions & phrases for bend one's elbow

bend the elbow

verb phrase
  1. To drink frequently and heavily, esp whiskey: They cautioned him that maybe he was bending the elbow a little too often
  2. To have a drink: We'll tip the elbow over at my place (1825+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with bend one's elbow
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