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Meaning of “have legs” in the English Dictionary

"have legs" in British English

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have legs

informal If a ​story in the ​news has ​legs, it will ​continue for a ​longtime: This ​latestscandal has ​legs - you'll ​probably still be ​reading about it in a year's ​time. If something has ​legs, it can ​continue to ​exist and be ​successful: The ​business has ​legs.
(Definition of have legs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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