One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘leaning on one's elbow’
arm joint, bend of the arm
2‘you need to fit a 15mm elbow to the end of the pipe’
bend, joint, curve, corner, angle, right angle, crook
1‘she elbowed him out of the way’
push, push one's way, shove, shove one's way, force, force one's way, shoulder, shoulder one's way, jostle, jostle one's way, nudge, muscle, bulldoze, bludgeon one's way
‘homemade cleaners may require more elbow grease than commercial spray-and-wipe products’
hard work, work, labour, toil, exertion, effort, slog, drudgery
grind, sweat, donkey work, spadework
‘200 staff have been given the elbow today’
dismiss, axe, give someone notice, make redundant, throw out, get rid of, lay off, let go, discharge
sack, fire, kick out, boot out, give someone the sack, give someone the boot, give someone the bullet, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho, give someone the push, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door
give someone their cards
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