sea legs
noun plural Date: 1712 bodily adjustment to the motion of a ship indicated especially by ability to walk steadily and by freedom from seasickness

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  • Sea legs — is the ability to walk steadily on the deck of a boat or ship. Sea legs may also refer to:* Illusion of motion felt on dry land after spending time at sea * Sea Legs (song), by The Shins on their 2007 album Wincing the Night Away * Sea Legs , a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sea legs — Legs able to maintain their possessor upright in stormy weather at sea, that is, ability to stand or walk steadily on deck when a vessel is rolling or pitching in a rough sea. [Sailor s Cant] Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea legs — n [plural] the ability to walk normally, not feel ill etc when you are travelling on a ship find/get your sea legs ▪ I felt awful yesterday. But, thankfully, I ve found my sea legs now …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea legs — If you are getting your sea legs, it takes you a while to get used to something new …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sea legs — sea′ legs n. pl. navig. the ability to adjust one s balance to the motion of a ship at sea • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea legs — n. the ability to walk steadily on board a ship at sea …   English World dictionary

  • sea legs — sea ,legs noun plural the ability to walk normally and not feel sick when you are traveling on a ship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea legs — {n. phr.} 1. Adjustment to being in a boat that is rocking on the sea. * /This is my first transatlantic trip so give me a day to get my sea legs before you make me dance./ 2. Adjustment to a new job or situation. * / I have just been transferred …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sea legs — {n. phr.} 1. Adjustment to being in a boat that is rocking on the sea. * /This is my first transatlantic trip so give me a day to get my sea legs before you make me dance./ 2. Adjustment to a new job or situation. * / I have just been transferred …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sea\ legs — n. phr. 1. Adjustment to being in a boat that is rocking on the sea. This is my first transatlantic trip so give me a day to get my sea legs before you make me dance. 2. Adjustment to a new job or situation. I have just been transferred here and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sea legs —    A person who has sea legs is used to walking on a moving ship, or has the ability to adjust to a new situation.     It takes a while in a new job to find your sea legs …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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