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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

stretch your legs

go for a short walk, typically after sitting in one place for some time.
See also: leg, stretch
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

stretch (one's) legs

To go for a walk, especially after a lengthy period of sitting.
See also: leg, stretch
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stretch one's legs, to

To stand up or go for a walk in order to relieve muscular stiffness or for the exercise. This term has been around since the seventeenth century. Izaak Walton used it in The Compleat Angler (1653): “I have stretch’d my legs up Tottenham Hill to overtake you.”
See also: stretch, to
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