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one's own legs, especially as a means of moving from one place to another:
The only way we can get there is by shanks' mare.
ride shanks' mare,
to go on foot rather than ride; walk:
It was such a delightful day that we decided to ride shanks' mare to the fair.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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