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Topic: HUMAN

Language: Old English
Origin: elboga


1 noun
el‧bow1 [countable]
1HBH the joint where your arm bends
2DCC the part of a shirt etc that covers your elbow

elbow grease

informal hard work and effort, especially when cleaning or polishing something

give somebody the elbow

British English informal to tell someone that you no longer like them or want them to work for you and that they should leave

elbow room

enough space in which to move easily:
There's more elbow room in the restaurant since they extended it.
6TB a curved part of a pipe

➔ rub elbows with somebody

at rub1 (5)
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