on (one's) hind legs

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on (one's) hind legs

Standing upright, especially to deliver a speech. Come on then, stand up on your hind legs and say a few words about this company you've helped create! Forgive me if I seem nervous, but I'm not used to standing on my hind legs in front of a large group of people.
See also: hind, leg, on

on your hind legs

standing up to make a speech. British informal
See also: hind, leg, on
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Jump in and out of nail-kegs, on her hind legs, without ever touching with her front ones.
West Midlands Fire Service Watch Commander Paul Staples said at the scene: "There's a 800kg Shire horse gone down on her hind legs for an undetermined length of time.