Meaning of “shake a leg” in the English Dictionary

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"shake a leg" in British English

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shake a leg

old-fashioned informal

used to tell someone to hurry or act more quickly:

Come on, Nick, shake a leg or we'll never be ready in time.

(Definition of “shake a leg” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shake a leg" in American English

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shake a leg

to hurry:

Better shake a leg, we leave in ten minutes.

(Definition of “shake a leg” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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