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stretch (one's) legs

To go for a brief 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

To go for a walk, especially after a lengthy period of sitting.
See also: leg, stretch
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8 David Cotterill Surprisingly switched inside after Orlandi injury and game suffered a tad before being able to stretch legs after the break.
On a 40-mile journey adults in the back begged for a chance to get out and stretch legs.
Put weight on arms and stretch legs out in front of you.
Sit down on mat, stretch legs straight out in front, place feet hip distance apart, bend knees and draw feet in a little way.
Sit down on mat stretch legs straight out in front place feet hip distance apart bend knees and draw feet in a little way.