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leg /lg/ n. 1 one of the lower limbs of humans and many animals, used for walking, running, etc.: Runners need strong legs. 2 one of the supports of a piece of furniture: Dont sit on that chair; one of the legs is broken. 3 a part of a journey: She flew first to Rome, then to Pisa, then made the last leg of her trip by taxi. 4 infrml. Break a leg!: an expression meaning good luck! used mostly in a theater setting 5 infrml. not to have a leg to stand on: to have no basis for a claim, demand, etc.: The law is entirely against him; he doesnt have a leg to stand on. 6 infrml. to be on ones last legs: to be worn out, close to failure or death: This old car is on its last legs. 7 infrml. to cost an arm and a leg: to cost much more than expected: The lawsuit cost her an arm and a leg, but she won. 8 infrml. to give s.o. a leg up or to have a leg up (on s.t.): to put s.o. or be in a good position (in a competition): He has a leg up on getting that job, because he has a friend in the personnel section who recommended him. 9 infrml. to pull s.o.s leg: to play a trick on s.o., to tease s.o.: She was pulling my leg when she said she had won $1 million in the lottery. 10 infrml. to shake a leg: a. to hurry, move fast: His boss told him to shake a leg and deliver the package. b. to dance: Tonight, were going to shake a leg. 11 to stretch ones legs: to take a walk, esp. after sitting or staying indoors a long time: Im going outside to stretch my legs.