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26 / 01 / 2007

BODY EXPRESSIONS: LEG: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today will be our last Daily Vitamin about expressions with body parts. Today we look at expressions with LEG (pierna).

Today's 1st expression is: Break a leg! (spoken)

It is used: by performers to wish each other good luck.

Example 1
Angie: Wish me luck. I have my first concert tonight, and I'm very nervous.
Janet: You'll do fine. Break a leg!

Today's 2nd expression is: not have a leg to stand on

It means: to be in a position where you are unable to prove something or explain why something is logical.

Example 2:
Without written evidence, we don't have a leg to stand on.

Today's 3rd expression isto leg it (informal)

It means: to run, especially in order to escape from somebody.

Example 3:
We saw the police coming and legged it down the road.

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