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show a leg

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

show a leg

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Maritime Museum [1]