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Shake a leg

Posted by Lotg on October 10, 2003

One of the dumbest sayings I think I grew up with was my father telling me to 'shake a leg' whenever we were in a hurry to do something or go out.

And as a kid, I always thought that if I hung around shaking a leg, we'd never get there.

So where did this term come from?