stretch (one's) legs

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stretch (one's) legs

To stand or 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

Stand up or go for a walk, especially after a prolonged period of sitting. For example, Let's go stretch our legs at intermission. [c. 1600]
See also: leg, stretch

stretch your legs

COMMON If you stretch your legs, you go for a short walk, usually after you have been sitting down for a long time. I stopped at the square and got out to stretch my legs.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch your legs

go for a short walk, typically after sitting in one place for some time.
See also: leg, stretch

stretch your ˈlegs

walk about after sitting or lying for a long time: I’d been working at my desk all morning, so I went outside to stretch my legs for ten minutes.
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stretch one’s legs

tv. to stand up and perhaps walk about. I need to get out of here and stretch my legs for a while.
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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The boot was cramped; my body was doubled up, and I was unable to stretch my legs. There was a strong smell of fuel, and I was bounced around between the lid and the floor of the boot as the vehicle gathered pace down a rough track.
I was still unable to stretch my legs, and was tossed around a great deal as before, but at least I was able to move a little andoff the one side of my body.
If I stretch my legs before I do a fast barre, it's always gentle and very slow.