“Try to be elastic enough so you can help the people around you who are in crisis,” Miller says.
elastic bracelets—with brads to place just so in an acupressure spot on the inner wrist purported to reduce nausea—are popular.
But I think powerful, long friendships often are elastic enough to incorporate envy into them, and not destroy the friendship.
1650s, coined in French (1650s) as a scientific term to describe gases, from Modern Latin elasticus, from Greek elastos "ductile, flexible," related to elaunein "to strike, beat out," of uncertain origin. Applied to solids from 1670s. Figurative use by 1859. The noun, "cord or string woven with rubber," is 1847, American English.
elastic e·las·tic (ĭ-lās'tĭk)
Having the property of returning to the original shape after being distorted.