Last modified on 16 July 2013, at 20:52

show a leg

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Supposedly originated in the 19th century Royal Navy as a waking call[1].

VerbEdit

show a leg

  1. (idiomatic, nautical) To wake up and get out of bed. (Used mostly in the imperative).
    Show a leg or you're going to be late.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Maritime Museum [1]