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verb to show a leg
  1. (context, idiomatic, nautical) To wake up and get out of bed. (Used mostly in the imperative).
Show a leg or you're going to be late.
Etymology: Supposedly originated in the 19th century Royal Navy as a waking call<ref>National Maritime Museum http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.17897</ref>.


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