Definition of elbow-bender in English:

elbow-bender

noun

informal
  • A heavy or habitual drinker.

    ‘a legendary elbow-bender even in the rock industry’
    • ‘It's a bar any elbow-bender would be pleased to belly up to.’
    • ‘In the era of the three-martini lunch, the standing elbow-benders were three-deep at the bar.’
    • ‘What I'm concerned with here is not the old elbow benders, it is the broken hearted rookies.’
    • ‘Phil removed the spiral staircase at the back of the boozer and installed another bar so elbow-benders have somewhere to rest their leaden heads.’
    • ‘I have to admit that, when it comes to drinking, I'm an elbow-bender.’
    • ‘Yesterday I had a New Year's party with my three colleagues who are elbow-benders.’
    • ‘This riotous sitcom stars Dylan Moran as Bernard Black, an antisocial elbow-bender and owner of a small London bookstore.’
    • ‘He bumped into a former fellow elbow-bender, an Irish guy from our pub in the town we recently moved from.’
    • ‘Mr. Johnson is an inveterate elbow-bender.’
    • ‘Almost every boozer worthy of the name offers a period of time when the price of the giggle juice is reduced in an effort to fill the joint up with elbow benders.’
    drunkard, drunk, inebriate, imbiber, tippler, sot, heavy drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker
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