shanks's pony

US and Canadian shanks's mare

/ (ˈʃæŋksɪz) /

noun

informal one's own legs as a means of transportation

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Word Origin for shanks's pony

C18: from shank (in the sense: lower leg); probably with a pun on the surname Shanks

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