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Leg it   /lɛg ɪt/   Listen
Leg it

verb
1.
Walk.  Synonyms: foot, hoof, hoof it.






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"Leg it" Quotes from Famous Books



... well as the smaller weapon. The carbine was carried in a scabbard, slung from the horn, under the stirrup flap, and so under the leg. This method kept the weapon steady and left both arms free. By raising the leg it was easily got at, and it interfered in no way with the use of the lariat (La Riata). The hang of the six-shooter required more particular consideration; when needed it would be needed badly, and therefore must be easily drawn, with no possible ...
— Ranching, Sport and Travel • Thomas Carson

... on this line. Mrs. Lathrop, don't you never trust yourself to no junction in this world o' sin 'n' sorrow, whatever else you may in your folly see fit to commit. My experience c'n jus' 's well be a warnin' to you too, f'r I was put off three miles from where there ain't no omnibus, 'n' I had to leg it over a road 's is laid out three hills to the mile. I ain't one 's is give to idle words, but I will remark 't by the time I'd clum the fourth hill I hadn't no kind o' family feelin's left alive within me, 'n' when I did finally get to Knoxville I was ...
— Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop • Anne Warner



Words linked to "Leg it" :   foot, colloquialism, walk



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