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Definition of ankle biter

ankle biter

noun

  • a young child.
                                                                                                         

    Citation from from ABC Newsradio blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 10 2010. Submitted by J. C. from Omaha, NE, USA on Mar 09 2005.

  • people who criticize a position but offer no constructive alternative.
                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Fenty on WAMU-FM: 'I'm the One Making the Tough Decisions'", WashingtonCityPaper.com - City Desk (blog), Mike DeBonis, Apr. 9 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 10 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 28 2009.

  • a small dog.
                                                                                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Big love", M - Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine, Amy Siewert, April 5 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 09 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 09 2010.

  • a bureaucrat who creates rules about subjects he knows nothing about with the result of inhibiting progress toward worthwhile objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Google in the Crosshairs ", The Wall Street Journal, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., June 8 2012 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Argyles from Bellevue, WA, USA on Jun 09 2012.

  • a sexual term for a woman who has a preference for a certain position with her ankles next to her head.
    She's an ankle biter.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 10 2012.

  • An issue or situation which is very irritating or frustrating, not a catastrophe, but more than a mild annoyance; often hyphenated
                                                                                                                      

    Citation from Derivation is (probably) an analogy to a small dog that bites. No citation available, but this term has been used often in Boeing Co staff and management meetings. blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    I was late for my deposition this morning...having a flat tire on the way to court was a nasty little ankle-biter.

    Last edited on Dec 12 2014. Submitted by OffGrid9 on Dec 12 2014.

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Other terms relating to 'ankle':

Definitions include: to leave.

Other terms relating to 'bite':

Definitions include: to talk a lot but never take action.
Definitions include: to be of poor quality, displeasing.
Definitions include: to have negative consequences.
Definitions include: to fall and hit the ground.
Definitions include: a command, similar to "Go to hell!" (i.e. "Leave me alone!" "Go away!" etc.)
Definitions include: to take on a situation one can't master.
Definitions include: a dismissive retort; "go to hell".
Definitions include: to reprimand.
Definitions include: to be nervous or afraid.
Definitions include: to restrain one's self, and not say something that one wants to say.
Definitions include: a person who "bites".
Definitions include: to die or to get killed.
Definitions include: to stoically endure something unpleasant.
Definitions include: to start drinking alcohol again in the morning to avoid feeling hung-over.
Definitions include: to die.

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