elbow\ one's\ way\ out\ of

• elbow one's way into
• elbow one's way out of
v. phr.
To force entry into a place by using one's elbows.

The bus was so crowded that, in order to get off in time, we had to elbow our way to the exit door.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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