Meaning of “have legs” in the English Dictionary

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"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 long time:

This latest scandal 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)