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What Does Giving Someone The Sailors Elbow Mean?



[slang] Sailors elbow is a relationship term that originates in the UK. It refers to ending a relationship with a romantic partner, or giving someone the heave-ho (and thus the rhyming aspect of this relationship slang). Sailors elbow may be a variant of giving someone the elbow, which refers to parting ways with someone.

Also Known As: breakup, breaking up, catch and release, detach, part ways, separation
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