10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHOW A LEG»
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Wordbook of Australian Idiom: Aussie Slang
... ya fibber' leg shake Hurry, hasten to the task— 'Everybody should shake a leg,
now' leg show a Arise, get out ofbed— 'Come on show a leg' leg show a To
attend or appear at an event— 'We have to show a leg' legman A man who looks
Not Enough Room to Swing a
Cat: Naval Slang and Its Everyday ...
'Show a leg, show a leg,' they shouted to the others and soonhad the whole camp
astir. 'Remember,' they shouted, 'battle at three o'clock sharp.' Swallowsand
Amazons byArthur Ransome Despite the presence ofso many womenon board a
The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers ...
(pirate outside hedge-tavern, Black Bartlemy's Treasure 23) show a leg [showoo
a layg] move; quickly; get to it; snap to it; let's go; come on “Stand forward the new
men—show a leg and bustle, ye dogs!” (Adam Penfeather, Black Bartlemy's ...
RAF Wings Over Florida: Memories of World War II British Air ...
Show a leg!" Issuing the ear-shattering repetitive bellow was an immense red-
faced British Leading Air Craftsman who stood, we thought, seven feet tall or
more. We were quite off the mark. His official height was only six feet, four inches.
Willard Largent, Tod Roberts, 2000
Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms
Also take to one's heels. show a leg get up. The party went on till late in the night,
so no one managed to show a leg much before lunchtime next day. This was
once a call to sailors to get out of their hammocks. There were many variations, ...
The Peradventures of Private Pagett
And you may take it from me, Mister, that my pulse nearly stopped beatin'
altogether when a quavery voice begins: “ 'Show a leg, show a leg—heave out!
Come, show a leg there, show a leg—rouse an' bitt ./' “Any one, of course, who'd
William Price Drury, 1904
English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
Ian watched him nervously, ready to show a clean pair of heels as soon as the
fuse was lighted. show a leg ngrihem nga krevati (nga gjumi) □ 'Come on, you
lazy so-and-sos', said Brian, lifting the tent flap, 'show a leg. 'Oit's often 11 o 'clock
Collection of Confusible Phrases
... than theology be put on the shelf. leg-show show a leg leg-show a theatrical
performance by scantily-dressed women: At a leg-show of these days you saw far
less of the female form than is now exhibited in the streets. show a leg - is used to
Show a leg: the traditional call of the Bo'sun when the hands were called to turn
out. I arose from the old days when seamen, who were signed on for the duration
of a voyage, were always refused shore leave when in harbor for fear that they ...
Gustav Tjgaard, Phillip Carlson, 2012
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: The Real Language of the Modern ...
Show a Leg A naval expression born ofancienttradition, “Show a leg” is an
imperative meaning Wake up! Itis usedtorouseasleeping sailor when it is his or
her turn to take the watch. The expression comes from a time when sailors were ...