give someone the elbow

give someone the elbow informal summarily reject or dismiss someone.
Main Entry: elbow

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • give someone the elbow — give (someone) the elbow British, informal to end a romantic relationship with someone. They went out together for a month and then she gave him the elbow …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the elbow — Vrb phrs. To reject someone. Also shortened to give someone the big E . Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • give someone the elbow — British informal to end your relationship with someone …   English dictionary

  • give someone the elbow Brit. — give someone the elbow Brit. informal summarily reject or dismiss someone. → elbow …   English new terms dictionary

  • give someone the Spanish archer — Vrb phrs. To dismiss, to sack. A pun on the Spanish archer being called El Bow, thus give someone the elbow (dismiss someone). E.g. I found out she was having it away with the milkman, so I gave her the old spanish archer …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • give someone the big E — Vrb phrs. To reject someone, to dismiss someone, from give someone the elbow (E). Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • give someone the big E Brit. — give someone the big E Brit. informal reject someone. [E from elbow.] → big …   English new terms dictionary

  • give (someone) the arse/boot/heave-ho/ elbow — vb Australian to get rid of, jilt or dismiss someone; variations of give the wellie …   Contemporary slang

  • give the elbow — give (someone) the elbow Brit informal : to end a relationship with someone : to tell someone to go away She gave her boyfriend the elbow after he lied to her. • • • Main Entry: ↑elbow …   Useful english dictionary

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