Origin of sea legs
Words nearby sea legs
How to use sea legs in a sentence
My dad was a sailor, and all through my childhood he was away half of the time at sea, and to an extent I have a similar job.
Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.
The wreckage lies no more than around 100 feet down in the Java Sea.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Wrapees was the term marines used for the Japanese because they had wrapping round their legs.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.
Edna Pontellier, casting her eyes about, had finally kept them at rest upon the sea.
The countries about the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and its adjoining waters.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
All things that are of the earth, shall return to the earth again, and all waters shall return to the sea.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for sea legs
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.”
Other 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.