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Shake a leg


Hurry. A command to rush. A request to speed up one’s actions. (Compare to Get with it, Get moving, Get with the program or Get on the ball.)

“My kids don’t like to get out of bed to go to school so each morning I have to ask them to shake a leg or they will be late.”

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