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English definition of “have legs”

have legs

informal
If a story in the news has legs, it will continue for a long time: This latest scandal has legs - you'll probably still be reading about it in a year's time.Continue and last If something has legs, it can continue to exist and be successful: The business has legs.Continue and lastExisting and being
(Definition of have legs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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