stretch legs

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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.
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stretch your legs

to move around after having to be in one place or position for a long time We drove there in five hours, including a couple of stops to stretch our legs.
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stretch (one's) legs

To go for a walk, especially after a lengthy period of sitting.
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Put weight on arms and stretch legs out in front of you.