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land legs

plural noun
  1. the ability to adjust one's sense of balance and motion to walking on land, as after a sea journey or flight: It took the astronauts some time to regain their land legs after the long space mission.
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Origin of land legs

First recorded in 1870–75; on the model of sea legs
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Historical Examples of land legs

  • Stryker, awkward on his land-legs, stumbled and fell in an ill-calculated attempt to hoist himself hastily back into the vehicle.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance