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make a leg

obsolete To make a show of obeisance or fealty by bowing deeply (drawing one's right leg back in the process). As I began extinguishing the lamps for the night, a small wiry man appeared before me, wearing a comically oversized suit and making a leg in a most melodramatic fashion.
See also: leg, make
References in classic literature ?
Then tell me; art thou not an arrant, all-grasping, inter-meddling, monopolizing, heathenish old scamp, to be one day making legs, and the next day coffins to clap them in, and yet again life-buoys out of those same coffins?
These sweeties are shape shifters, magically making legs look longer or creating a little curve.
Steel nails and screws are great for making legs and antennae for bugs and/or whiskers for cats; they won't melt, but will turn black; make sure the clay is firm or leather hard and be sure to add some additional clay; screws should be added last.
HEELED SANDALS The damage: Because you're almost on tiptoe, wearing high sandals shortens your calves, making legs ache.
Designed to avoid creating lumps and bumps under clingy summer dresses and fitted trousers, the knickers are cut high on the leg, making legs appear longer.
The whole body puts pressure on the forefoot, making legs unable to apply balanced strength on the ground when walking.
A knee injury from running can cause extra stress on the back, leading to lower back pain when cycling; and the cumulative effects of swimming and cycling can fatigue calf muscles, making legs more susceptible to injury during a run.
Make sure they have a sheen on them, too, which has the effect of making legs look sleeker.
Boy shorts are great for making legs look long and slim.
Great for making legs look nice and shimmery, and ideal to wear over a salon or natural tan, but not necessarily enough on its own.
The small heel helps balance, says Carnation Footcare expert Kimby Osborne - totally flat shoes stretch the tendons, making legs ache.
While the manufacturing workcell for making legs did not require any capital investments, Robertson says Shaw Wood is looking to upgrade some of its processes.
Bootleg flares are having a moment, too, and this style is perfect for making legs look longer and hips appear slimmer - just ask Victoria Beckham whose best-selling flares sell at a migraine-inducing PS265