stretch (one's) legs

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stretch (one's) legs

To stand or walk to help relieve stiffness in one's legs, usually from sitting for a prolonged period of time. Let's stop off at this rest area for a while. After three hours of driving, I'm sure everyone would like to stretch their legs a bit.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch one's legs

Fig. to walk around and loosen one's leg muscles after sitting down or lying down for a time. We wanted to stretch our legs during intermission. After sitting in the car all day, the travelers decided to stretch their legs.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch one's legs

Stand up or go for a walk, especially after a prolonged period of sitting. For example, Let's go stretch our legs at intermission. [c. 1600]
See also: leg, stretch

stretch your legs

COMMON If you stretch your legs, you go for a short walk, usually after you have been sitting down for a long time. I stopped at the square and got out to stretch my legs.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch your legs

go for a short walk, typically after sitting in one place for some time.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch your ˈlegs

walk about after sitting or lying for a long time: I’d been working at my desk all morning, so I went outside to stretch my legs for ten minutes.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch (one's) legs

To go for a walk, especially after a lengthy period of sitting.
See also: leg, stretch
References in classic literature ?
Here in this stable I leave the ant's wings that lifted me up into the air for the swifts and other birds to eat me, and let's take to level ground and our feet once more; and if they're not shod in pinked shoes of cordovan, they won't want for rough sandals of hemp; 'every ewe to her like,' 'and let no one stretch his leg beyond the length of the sheet;' and now let me pass, for it's growing late with me.
Jamie's new night Loop is taking up weekly residence in the great new Bear & The Doll and with this Slow Jam show, Jamie is getting the chance to stretch his legs & lay down some regular aural treats.
He couldn't really stretch his legs in the second half.
MANILA -- After spending three decades behind the wheel, this jeepney driver from Bulacan can finally stretch his legs and take the back seat as he became the countrys newest millionaire after he claimed his P13.
And at one point the heir to the throne found himself having to stretch his legs to reach a foot hold but ended up smiling when his exertions were over.
Can he eat, drink, go to the toilet, stretch his legs, groom himself and is he pain free?
It would have made more sense when 4-2 up to let Nathan Delfouneso stretch his legs for the last five or 10 minutes.
We let him stretch his legs, let him know he's still a horse," said Asmussen.
On certain nights of the year, it is said the marquis gets off his horse and walks around the Market Place to stretch his legs.
But 24 hours later, he changed his story and admitted he had stopped there to stretch his legs.
The Emblem Elementary School fourth-grader and his friend Eric Marcus, 11, spent their final morning of spring break scampering up and down the long-jump runway, helping the hurdler stretch his legs and watching him train.
Browne has yet to feature in this year's Championship but this be a decent opportunity for manager Michael Ryan to let him stretch his legs as, having put in a decent shift against Offaly, Waterford are set to ease through to the next phase where the stiffer tests will resume.
The man had parked up for a break on Southwood Avenue in Runcorn and got out of the bus to stretch his legs at 8.
We just wanted to let him stretch his legs," said Godolphin assistant trainer Rick Mettee.
The drama began when Chad Vance, 19, got off to stretch his legs during a stop.