Definition of leg up in English:

leg up

  • 1Assistance in mounting a horse or high object: give me a leg up over the wall
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    • Therefore, having someone to give you a leg up into the saddle is strongly suggested.
    • Dalen started to give Trudy a leg up but watched as she mounted the mare easily.
    • Sabrina hopped off the bulky horse and gave Megan a leg up.
  • 1.1Help to improve one’s position: the council is to provide a financial leg up for the club
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    • Is it just prisoners who are closer to their families, or do struggling towns get a financial leg up on the back of what some are seeing as a new industry?
    • First, affirmative action should be redefined to provide a leg up to economically disadvantaged people of all races.
    • If you can convince your opponent that you have little regard for rules, convention or your own well-being, you have a leg up in the fight.
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