How do you say elbow (the body part) in your languages? Do you use it in any idiomatic expressions? English: elbow (ell + bow, where an ell is the length of a man's arm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger) At least in British English, give sb the elbow means not wanting to have a relationship with them anymore. He elbowed his way through the crowd. Finnish: kyynärpää (ell-end) I can only come up with two expressions. käyttää kyynärpäätaktiikkaa = 'use the elbow tactic', push oneself forward in a crowd without showing respect to other people tenniskyynärpää = (medical) tennis elbow Swedish: armbåge (arm bow/arch) armbåga sig fram = ('to elbow oneself forward', means the same as Finnish 'käyttää kyynärpäätaktiikkaa') ha vassa armbågar = 'to have blunt elbows' = to advance in the hierarchy of, say, a corporation, by using questionable and disrespectful ways tennisarmbåge = tennis elbow Thanks!