have legs

vp Be workable. Your idea doesn't have legs; it won't fly. 1950s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • have legs — INFORMAL ► an idea or suggestion that has legs is considered to be something worth developing further: »We re looking at the proposed legislation and we think it s got legs. Main Entry: ↑leg …   Financial and business terms

  • have legs — have ˈlegs idiom (informal) if you say that a news story, etc. has legs, you mean that people will continue to be interested in it for a long time Main entry: ↑legidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have legs — mainly American if a story in the news has legs, it will continue for a long time. This latest scandal has legs you ll probably still be reading about it in a year s time …   New idioms dictionary

  • have legs — idiom. able to sustain popularity (said of movies, books, and other media) …   English slang

  • Have legs right up to one's arse — (used leeringly by males) have long, thin legs …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Have legs right up to one's bum — (used leeringly by males) have long, thin legs …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • have legs right up to one's arse — Australian Slang (used leeringly by males) have long, thin legs …   English dialects glossary

  • have legs right up to one's bum — Australian Slang (used leeringly by males) have long, thin legs …   English dialects glossary

  • To have legs — Leg Leg (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • not have legs — not have (the) legs (of a ball, esp. in golf) not have sufficient momentum to reach the desired point …   Useful english dictionary


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