leg


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Synonyms for leg

not have a leg to stand on

Synonyms

  • have no basis
  • be vulnerable
  • be undermined
  • be invalid
  • be illogical
  • be defenceless
  • lack support
  • be full of holes

on its or your last legs

Synonyms

shake a leg

stretch your legs

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Synonyms for leg

a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

a part of a forked or branching shape

the limb of an animal used for food

a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack

a section or portion of a journey or course

References in classic literature ?
Creakle was in earnest, or whether he only did it to frighten me, I don't know, but he made a burst out of his chair, before which I precipitately retreated, without waiting for the escort Of the man with the wooden leg, and never once stopped until I reached my own bedroom, where, finding I was not pursued, I went to bed, as it was time, and lay quaking, for a couple of hours.
Then the cruel creatures laughed, and repeated what they had said the day before; but when Ferko continued to beg and beseech them, the eldest said at last, 'If you will let us put out one of your eyes and break one of your legs, then we will give you a bit of our bread.
Now, if you will oil the joints of my legs, I shall be all right once more.
When she was touched, she jerked her bound legs and looked wildly yet simply at everybody.
Two legs are quite unnecessary, and they spoil one's shape.
Bob whirled abruptly and with lightning swiftness, pivoting on his hind legs, his fore legs just lifted clear of the ground.
They harangued him for his fall, sneered and jeered at him, rooted him about contemptuously with their feet, made a hollow in the sand out of which he could not roll and desposited him in it on his back, his four tied legs sticking ignominiously in the air above him.
The clay pipe smoked utterly out, the old black, by aid of the crutch, with amazing celerity raised himself upstanding on his one leg and hobbled, with his hippity-hop, to the beach.
And Three-Legs, so named because his legs had been smashed when a boy and who walked with a stick--Three-Legs got the seed of the wild corn and planted it in the ground in the valley near his house.
Naturalists, however, use such language only in a metaphorical sense: they are far from meaning that during a long course of descent, primordial organs of any kind--vertebrae in the one case and legs in the other--have actually been modified into skulls or jaws.
Thus spake the wanderer who called himself Zarathustra's shadow; and before any one answered him, he had seized the harp of the old magician, crossed his legs, and looked calmly and sagely around him:--with his nostrils, however, he inhaled the air slowly and questioningly, like one who in new countries tasteth new foreign air.
Directly Vronsky went towards her, she drew in a deep breath, and, turning back her prominent eye till the white looked bloodshot, she started at the approaching figures from the opposite side, shaking her muzzle, and shifting lightly from one leg to the other.
With a ready patient face and manner, and yet with a latent smile that showed a quick enough observation of Mrs Boffin's dress, Mr Milvey, in his little book-room--charged with sounds and cries as though the six children above were coming down through the ceiling, and the roasting leg of mutton below were coming up through the floor--listened to Mrs Boffin's statement of her want of an orphan.
If there was only one man with a wooden leg what a property he'd be
he was about my age, when, setting out one day for the chase, he felt his legs weak, the man who had never known what weakness was before.