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English translation: heavy drinker

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English term or phrase:elbow bender
English translation:heavy drinker
Entered by: Susana Galilea
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01:23 Apr 1, 2004
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Journalism
English term or phrase: elbow bender
He is an elbow bender. Said of a person
Harinder Dhillon
Local time: 23:09
habitual drinker of alcohol
Explanation:
ELBOW BENDER

Elbow bender is British slang for an habitual drinker of alcoholic drinks.

http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/ZE.HTM

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Note added at 16 mins (2004-04-01 01:39:33 GMT)
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Bending the elbow too much - Drinking to excess. Since circa 1905.

Bent - College slang. A \"bend\" or \"bender\" is a drinking spree. To \"bend\" means to drink hard.

Bent one\'s/an elbow - Has been imbibing. To \"bend one\'s elbow\" means to partake of liquor, usually whisky, esp. heavily. \"Elbow bending\" means drinking alcohol, and an \"elbow bender\" is a souse.

http://freaky_freya.tripod.com/Drunktionary/A-B.html

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Note added at 18 mins (2004-04-01 01:41:38 GMT)
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Bending one\'s elbow

The Word Wizard Writes: The phrase comes from the physical action of \"bending one\'s elbow\" to raise a glass. Other linked slang includes \"raise the elbow\", \"crook the elbow\" and the toast \"More power to your elbow!\"; an \"elbow bender\" is a serious drinker.

http://www.wordwizard.com/newuser/slangstreetdemo.asp?street...
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Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 23:09
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4 +10habitual drinker of alcoholSusana Galilea


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +10
habitual drinker of alcohol


Explanation:
ELBOW BENDER

Elbow bender is British slang for an habitual drinker of alcoholic drinks.

http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/ZE.HTM

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Note added at 16 mins (2004-04-01 01:39:33 GMT)
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Bending the elbow too much - Drinking to excess. Since circa 1905.

Bent - College slang. A \"bend\" or \"bender\" is a drinking spree. To \"bend\" means to drink hard.

Bent one\'s/an elbow - Has been imbibing. To \"bend one\'s elbow\" means to partake of liquor, usually whisky, esp. heavily. \"Elbow bending\" means drinking alcohol, and an \"elbow bender\" is a souse.

http://freaky_freya.tripod.com/Drunktionary/A-B.html

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Note added at 18 mins (2004-04-01 01:41:38 GMT)
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Bending one\'s elbow

The Word Wizard Writes: The phrase comes from the physical action of \"bending one\'s elbow\" to raise a glass. Other linked slang includes \"raise the elbow\", \"crook the elbow\" and the toast \"More power to your elbow!\"; an \"elbow bender\" is a serious drinker.

http://www.wordwizard.com/newuser/slangstreetdemo.asp?street...

Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 23:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4

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