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.
See also: leg, stretch

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
References in classic literature ?
That peasant with the long waist seemed to be gnawing something on the wall, the old lady began stretching her legs the whole length of the carriage, and filling it with a black cloud; then there was a fearful shrieking and banging, as though someone were being torn to pieces; then there was a blinding dazzle of red fire before her eyes and a wall seemed to rise up and hide everything.
Cam, who recently turned 40, was stretching her legs in the Hollywood Hills after spending a few months in London filming The Counselor with Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem.
READY, TEDDY, GO: Santra starts stretching her legs SHE'S JUST SHOWING OFF NOW: Double leg stretch amazed visitors
A couple of hours later, Ms Ha was stretching her legs all over the aisle doing yoga before requesting crisps for breakfast.
Michelle was keen to get in on the act and flashed her white bra, while Jessica resorted to stretching her legs to get the crowd's attention.
A couple of hours later, Geri was stretching her legs all over the aisle doing yoga before requesting crisps for breakfast.