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Re: "swinging the leg"

Posted by Bob on July 06, 2006

In Reply to: "Swinging the leg" Posted by Elaine Watkins on July 06, 2006

: I was told once that the phrase "swinging the leg" was from nautical origin but was to do with the sick seamen having to swing a leg out of the bunk if they were alive but still ill? not the lead on a line origin as posted on your forum.

That sounds sooooo Monty Python. "I'm not dead yet!"