Idiom – Stretch your legs

  • Idiom – Stretch your legs
  • Meaning – To go for a short walk, especially after sitting or lying down for a long time. You might need to stretch your legs after you’ve been sat or stood in one place for a period of time. If you have been in one position for a long time stretching your legs will help loosen your leg muscles.
  • Other English expressions featuring parts of the body
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • When you’ve been in a meeting for hours and need to move about.
  • After watching a long movie or binge-watching your favourite TV series.
  • If you have cramp in your legs after sitting down for a long time.
  • If you need to take a break from writing a long assignment.
Example:
  • “We’ve been stuck in the car for hours! Can we stop soon and take a break? I really need to stretch my legs!”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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