Talk:elbow

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Hi

I'm interested in idiomatic phrases and verbs. I would like some advice on the best way to enter 'to give (s/o) the elbow' and link it to fire verb = sack

Any suggestions would be welcome

Thx. Al.

Algrif 17:50, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Just give the article name give the elbow and add the desired links as definitions:
1. to fire, to sack. —Stephen 11:14, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

to look like an elbow[edit]

I've just discovered the phrase "to look like an elbow", and since English isn't my mother tongue, I wanted to know if it was an "officially recognised" idiom, and if it was particularly used in one region. —This unsigned comment was added by 80.118.60.182 (talk).

It isn't an idiom: it is just a phrase that means exactly what it says: (something) looks like an elbow, i.e. is elbow-shaped, like some macaroni. Robert Ullmann 11:35, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Actually it was used for someone who was very ugly, so I thought it was an idiom.