elbowed bougie el·bowed bougie (ěl’bōd’)
A bougie with a sharply angulated bend near its tip.
noun 1. an L -shaped catch, as for a door, having a piece for the thumb on one arm and a hooked end for engaging a hooked plate on the other.
noun 1. strenuous physical exertion: a job requiring elbow grease. noun 1. (facetious) vigorous physical labour, esp hard rubbing Strenuous physical effort: “If you’re going to get this job done, you’ll need to apply a little elbow grease.” noun phrase Muscular exertion; physical effort (1710+) Strenuous physical effort, as in You’ll have to use some […]
[el-boh-room, -roo m] /ˈɛl boʊˌrum, -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. ample ; space in which to move freely. 2. scope; opportunity: a job with elbowroom. /ˈɛlbəʊˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/ noun 1. sufficient scope to move or function
- Elbow someone out
verb phrase To eliminate or replace someone by aggressive pressure: She looked pretty secure, but he elbowed her out of the vice presidency