shanks' mare

or shank's mare

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. shankar, ravi,
  2. shankara,
  3. shankaracharya,
  4. shankly,
  5. shankpiece,
  6. shanks's pony,
  7. shanna,
  8. shannon,
  9. shannon, claude elwood,
  10. shanny

Idioms

    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.

Also called shanks' pony, shank's pony.

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