stretch your legs

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 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.
See also: leg, stretch
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While lying in bed, raise your arms above your head, stretch your legs and toes away from you, and smile.
Airspace by Airbus features more baggage space, better toilets, wider seats and space to stretch your legs.
This year the RSPCA are joining paws with health and life insurers Vitality and are asking you and your dog to join them in the fresh air to stretch your legs and raise money to help less fortunate dogs find their forever homes.
Popping one of these in front of a chair or sofa immediately gives you the chance to stretch your legs and relax, so it's well worth the dosh.
And after a long day, stretch your legs and arms to avoid aching muscles.
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Stretch your legs in front and lower yourself to the ground, then rise.
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He said: "The days of office tea trolleys are long gone, making a mid-day break to eat and stretch your legs even more important.
Somake a note in your diary, stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air and make a difference.
A church spokesman said: "There is a break in the middle of the film to stretch your legs, a free cup of tea is available at the end and afterwards we discuss the film.
And the people meet you - at restaurants, gas stations, motels, rest stops, or any place you pull over to stretch your legs and let Ursa take care of business.
There's a chance to stretch your legs on a guided coastal walk on Sunday from 10am to 1pm.
The prescription is to stretch your legs as often as you can, and take a minute every so often to contact and relax your calf muscles during the flight to pump blood up through your veins.
2 cubic meters (113 cubic feet) to stretch your legs.