stretch your legs

stretch your legs
stretch (your) legs to move around after having to be in one place or position for a long time.

We drove there in five hours, including a couple of stops to stretch our legs.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • stretch your legs — phrase to go for a walk after you have been sitting for a long time Thesaurus: to walk, or to walk in a particular waysynonym Main entry: stretch * * * stretch your legs informal : to stand up and walk especially after sitting for a long period… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stretch your legs —    to urinate    Why we say we have breaks in meetings or stops on long journeys:     Another five or ten minutes, and you ll be able to stretch your legs. And then after that I fancy you ll be able to travel more comfortably. (Price, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • stretch your legs — to go for a walk after you have been sitting for a long time …   English dictionary

  • stretch legs — stretch (your) legs to move around after having to be in one place or position for a long time. We drove there in five hours, including a couple of stops to stretch our legs …   New idioms dictionary

  • stretch — [[t]stre̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ stretches, stretching, stretched 1) VERB: no cont Something that stretches over an area or distance covers or exists in the whole of that area or distance. [V prep/adv] The procession stretched for several miles... [V… …   English dictionary

  • stretch — stretch1 W3S3 [stretʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something bigger/looser)¦ 2¦(body)¦ 3¦(reach)¦ 4¦(make something tight)¦ 5¦(time/series)¦ 6¦(in space)¦ 7 stretch your legs 8 stretch (somebody s) patience/credulity 9¦(rule/limit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stretch — stretch1 [ stretʃ ] verb *** ▸ 1 make longer/wider ▸ 2 make smooth/tight ▸ 3 make body part straight ▸ 4 continue in space/time ▸ 5 be/have enough money ▸ 6 use money/supplies ▸ 7 not be reasonable ▸ 8 make someone use ability ▸ 9 make seem… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stretch — 1 verb 1 MAKE STH BIGGER/LOOSER a) (I, T) to make something bigger or looser by pulling it, or to become bigger or looser as a result of being pulled: My big, blue sweater has stretched completely out of shape. b) (intransitive not in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stretch — I UK [stretʃ] / US verb Word forms stretch : present tense I/you/we/they stretch he/she/it stretches present participle stretching past tense stretched past participle stretched *** 1) [transitive] to pull something to make it longer or wider I… …   English dictionary

  • stretch*/*/ — [stretʃ] verb I 1) [I/T] if you stretch something, or if it stretches, it becomes longer or wider when you pull it Can you stretch the material a little?[/ex] My jumper stretched the first time I washed it.[/ex] 2) [T] to pull something so that… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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