One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) having unusually flexible joints, typically those of the fingers, arms, or legs.
- ‘Maybe it's like being double-jointed or able to remember the Peking phone book; rare enough to make seeing it surprising, but not enough to make it genuinely intriguing when you deal with large enough blocks of people.’
- ‘I have a double-jointed little finger that she thought was weird.’
- ‘He has double-jointed elbows, knees, and ankles, which allows him to bend himself like few swimmers can.’
- ‘Those hatchways weren't really meant for human access, but she was a little double-jointed so she'd been able to wriggle up and into the ship without too much problem.’
- ‘And essentially these people are often what's called double-jointed; in other words, their limbs can move into abnormal positions.’
- ‘Although she escaped the physical abnormalities that are associated with the disease, such as cleft palates or double-jointed thumbs, her condition leaves her parents in constant fear for her survival.’
- ‘He stood at the front the whole time doing his own special dance which required you to be double-jointed.’
- ‘I am double-jointed so I am pretty darn flexible.’
- ‘She later became a member of the Grand Rapids Ballet Company in Michigan and says she has a double-jointed back, which allows her to bend backwards from a standing position and touch her feet.’
- ‘Jon ran over and tried to attack it, but the monster swung his double-jointed arm at him and Jon flew across the ground.’
- ‘From the waist up he is boyishly taut and lifted, yet stretchy and surprisingly double-jointed in the limbs.’
- ‘Jimmy wasn't double-jointed, but he used a similar motion to that of a double-jointed pitcher.’
- ‘He drags deeply on a Marlboro, unwinds his almost double-jointed over-swing and watches the ball disappear.’
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