- 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
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.
- “We’ve been stuck in the car for hours! Can we stop soon and take a break? I really need to stretch my legs!”
- 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.