akimbo


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(used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body

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I don't intend to say," looking round upon us with his powerful arms akimbo and his dark eyebrows raised, "that I am more partial to being hanged than another man.
Hattersley strode up to the fire, and interposing his height and breadth between us and it, stood with arms akimbo, expanding his chest, and gazing round him as if the house and all its appurtenances and contents were his own undisputed possessions.
He is a palace of sweet sounds and sights; he dilates; he is twice a man; he walks with arms akimbo; he soliloquizes; he accosts the grass and the trees; he feels the blood of the violet, the clover and the lily in his veins; and he talks with the brook that wets his foot.
"Oh, ho!" Mary burst out upon him, arms akimbo. "So that's what it means.
The great man put his arms akimbo, the backs of his big hands resting on his hips.
And this dreadful blacksmith with his arms akimbo, laughing,--oh, isn't he ugly?--I'll tell you what he is.
Godwin Oriabure had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 7, on Akimbo St., Ajegunle, Lagos.
It's easy to dismiss Ackley Bridge as a broad-brush treatment of "Issues" facing teenagers in a multi-racial community - like something the League of Gentlemen's Legz Akimbo theatre group would come up with.
Old favourites like the Legs Akimbo Theatre Company and their Stranger Danger song, camp German teacher Herr Lipp and the grotesque Jobcentre bully Pauline attending her own funeral all hit the spot, but it was the continuation of Edward and Tubbs's story in Papa Lazarou's Wife Mine from the recent Christmas special that really stole the show.
The 'Harry Potter' star, who is shooting for 'Guns Akimbo', can be seen clenching his teeth, wearing bear slippers with two guns in his hands.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe must have had flashbacks to his old role filming comedy Guns Akimbo in New Zealand.
That is why Brits have always approached them with care and attention, seasoned in their ability to collapse for no other reason than malice, trapping fingers, causing pain, distress and laughter when Auntie Hilda gets stuck with legs akimbo.
Rembrandt's Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo. The phrase summons to mind a plethora of images: heavily built-up paint, colourful costume, a man's face partially in shadow, a piercing gaze, hands poised on the hips.