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addaword.gifdefinition of show a bit of ankle

phrase
(also show a bit of leg)
especially in politics, to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anything
He saw that the Gove had been showing a bit of political ankle on Europe – the kind of manoeuvring, incidentally, which Gove accused both Nick Clegg and Vince Cable of doing on the same programme, the cad.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/05/2013 11:13:00
Definition of show a bit of ankle from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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