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alligator arms

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Any term that refers metaphorically to an alligator’s short arms

PSYCHOLOGY

Definition An analogy from the American football term, for a person who holds back and doesn’t life to its fullest and stretch his (metaphorically short) arms to take chances and opportunities when they present themselves.

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SPORT MEDICINE

Definition A disparaging term for a would-be receiver in American football who fails to stretch out his arms to catch the ball, because he fears an impending tackle, which results in missed or fumbled passes.

VOX POPULI

Definition A jocular term referring to a fellow diner at a shared meal whose arms are “too short to reach for his wallet”.  

Reference http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=alligator%20arm

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