have legs

have legs

To stay relevant or maintain interest. That theory really had legs—years later, most people still think that the wrong man was convicted.
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have legs

If an idea, plan, or story has legs, it is likely to be successful or to continue. Blucher was confident that his concept had legs, so he pressed Cooper for a meeting. In this instance the story might not have legs.
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have ˈlegs

(informal) if a news story, film/movie, etc. has legs, people will continue to be interested in it, or it will be successful, popular, etc. for a long time: We’ll soon see if the movie has legs.Some economists believe that the recovery still has legs.
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