June 08, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
shake a leg /ˈʃeɪk ə ˈlɛg/ idiom
shake a leg
/ˈʃeɪk ə ˈlɛg/
idiom
The man needs to shake a leg if he wants to catch the train.
The man needs to shake a leg if he wants to catch the train.
Learner's definition of SHAKE A LEG

informal

: to go or move quickly

  • You'd better shake a leg [=hurry up] if you don't want to be late for work.

— often used as a command

  • Shake a leg! You're going to be late!

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