shake a leg
Dance, as in Whenever there was music he was eager to shake a leg. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]
Hurry up, as in Shake a leg or we'll miss the plane. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Even internally in the House, women are not getting their fair shake.
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I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The women at once rose and began to shake out their draperies and relax their muscles.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
I would not trust their removal to any other hand, and so, the panel comes out without a shake.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu