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A heavy or habitual drinker:‘a legendary elbow-bender even in the rock industry’
drunkard, drunk, inebriate, imbiber, tippler, sot, heavy drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinkerView synonyms
- ‘Mr. Johnson is an inveterate elbow-bender.’
- ‘This riotous sitcom stars Dylan Moran as Bernard Black, an antisocial elbow-bender and owner of a small London bookstore.’
- ‘In the era of the three-martini lunch, the standing elbow-benders were three-deep at the bar.’
- ‘I have to admit that, when it comes to drinking, I'm an elbow-bender.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's a bar any elbow-bender would be pleased to belly up to.’
- ‘Yesterday I had a New Year's party with my three colleagues who are elbow-benders.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He bumped into a former fellow elbow-bender, an Irish guy from our pub in the town we recently moved from.’
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