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sharp-elbowed

Pushy; having a boldly assertive manner intended to establish an advantage.
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No sooner had President Washington been sworn in, wearing mousy, egalitarian brown broadcloth, than the sharp-elbowed jockeying for social status began.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'sharp-elbowed':

sharp-elbowedPossessing narrow, bony, rather pointed elbows.
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