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English definition of “poke/dig sb in the ribs”

poke/dig sb in the ribs

to push your finger quickly into someone's chest, usually to make them notice something or to stop them from doing or saying somethingPushing and shoving
(Definition of poke/dig sb in the ribs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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