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Origin of sea legs
Words nearby sea legs
Example sentences from the Web for sea legs
He survived that storm, and got his sea-legs on before the next one.Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished|R.M. Ballantyne
I like to try my sea-legs on a stretch of thick carpet, occasionally.Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
"Getting his sea-legs," said Old Tim, as he toddled by with a rope in his hand.The Funny Philosophers|George Yellott
I had not found my sea-legs, my knees were weak, and I went sliding about the wet poop like butter on a hot plate.Some Persons Unknown|E. W. Hornung
Well, get below,” said the doctor; “and the sooner you find your sea-legs the better.Seven Frozen Sailors|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for sea legs
pl n informal
Cultural definitions for sea legs
To “have one's sea legs” is to be able to walk calmly and steadily on a tossing ship, or to become accustomed to a new or strange situation: “Even though Kimberly just joined the company, she's got her sea legs in a hurry.”
Idioms and Phrases with sea legs
The ability to adjust to a new situation or difficult conditions, as in She's only spoken in public a few times; she hasn't found her sea legs yet. This expression was first recorded in 1712 and then referred to, as it still does, the ability to walk steadily on board ship, especially in rough seas. By the late 1800s it was being transferred to other challenging situations.