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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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