shanks' mare

or shank's mare

  1. 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.

Idioms about shanks' mare

  1. 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.

Words Nearby shanks' mare Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shanks' mare in a sentence

  • The right way to see and love Middlesex is at the jog-trot pace of Shanks mare, breaking no wind and no records.

    Middlesex | A.R. Hope Moncrieff
  • Only Shanks mare, answered Forbes, stretching out a pair of long, dusty legs.

    Three Little Women's Success | Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • A farmer gave me a ride of several miles, when I resorted to shanks-mare again.

  • The distance is but a few kilometres and the means of communication is shanks mare.

  • Here, get on your double-soled shanks-mare, take this packet, and spin off to the Invalides.

    Colonel Chabert | Honore de Balzac