have legs(redirected from had legs)
To have the ability to endure, stay relevant, or continue to maintain interest. Said of a concept, phenomenon, something discussed, etc. That theory really has legs—years later, most people still think that the wrong man was convicted.
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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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