shake a leg

Slang Dictionary

shake definition


  1. n.
    a milkshake. (Colloquial or Standard English.) : I'd like a chocolate shake, please.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Cite This Source
Slang Dictionary

shake a leg definition


  1. tv.
    to hurry; to move faster. (Often as a command.) : Let's shake a leg, you guys. We gotta be there in twenty minutes.
  2. tv.
    to dance. : Let's shake a leg. The music's great.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Idioms & Phrases

shake a leg

  1. Dance, as in Whenever there was music he was eager to shake a leg. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]

  2. Hurry up, as in Shake a leg or we'll miss the plane. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;