LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/NOV/2011 3:37 PM|
Main Entry: straight-arm
: an act or instance of warding off a football tackler with the arm fully extended from the shoulder, elbow locked, and the palm of the hand placed firmly against any part of his body -- called also stiff-arm
To stiff-arm - to straight arm
This is a term from American football.
When he was stiff-armed by Flak's secretary.... = When Flak's secretary refused his entry... When Flak's secretary would not let him enter... When Flak's secretary would not let him see the attorney......
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