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Hip check

Posted by Bob on May 29, 2006

In Reply to: Hip check posted by ESC on May 29, 2006

: : Can anyone tell me the meaning of the phrase "give sb a hip check". The sentence goes like this: Then he gave me a hip check that moved me over a couple of feet.
: : Thanks

: Sounds like a sports thing to me. Bumping someone on the basketball court. A sports fan will come along and tell you for sure.

Originally from ice hockey ... but I've also heard it used in basketball, and rude teenage behavior on sidewalks. It's a lateral movement of the the hips, bumping into an opponent's hip, to impede progress or change the direction.