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double-jointed

(dŭb′əl-join′tĭd)
adj.
Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.
A popular term for extreme joint laxity

double-jointed

adjective A popular term for extreme joint laxity
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True, the return of the attacking maelstrom that is Ryan Giggs is a blessed relief after the creative voids of Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland, but even he of the double-jointed ankles will find it tough going forward without a sniff of the ball.
According to the company, the double-jointed welding arm is particularly useful in overhead installations because it can reach a larger work area in a shorter period of time.
The diligent and witty Kirchner also shoots down such taken-for-granted legends as "bulls hate the color red," contortionists are double-jointed," "electric fans cool the air," "mice like cheese," "moths eat clothes," "Napoleon was short.
After doing so, they discovered that she was double-jointed.
The double-jointed case can be folded over completely, to provide a solid, easy-to-hold work surface, much like a traditional notepad.
The double-jointed antics of his creation, Professor Wallofski, resplendent in black tights and outsize boots, spawned many imitators.
He is double-jointed, so can walk on his back legs for ages.
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Pace, who is double-jointed, sent in a video of his hip-hop dance routine in early September.
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Aside from the sheer amount of space, the Varioflex seating system is as flexible as a double-jointed contortionist.
I'm double-jointed and very flexible, but one of the downsides of that is that things move about a lot more than they should.