on (one's) hind legs(redirected from on one's hind legs)
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.
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on your hind legsstanding up to make a speech. British informal
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