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Shake A Leg ( move faster; get going ... )

"Shake A Leg"

We say "shake a leg" when we are waiting for someone and we want them to go faster.

Example: "The party is starting in ten minutes. Shake a leg!"

To get up and go somewhere you need to first move ("shake") one ("a") leg, then the other leg, then get going. To "shake a leg" is to get up and get going.

Example: "They are waiting outside in the car; let's shake a leg!"

Example: "Come on you guys... shake a leg!"

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