Definition of on one's hind legs in English:
British informal , dated Standing up to make a speech: he wasn’t afraid to get up on his hind legs at a social gathering and talk
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- All you wanted was a chance to stand on your hind legs and make a speech.
- And then there are times when we have to stand up on our hind legs and put up a glorious fight against all reason.
- He was up on his hind legs recently giving an impassioned plea for young people to participate in politics.
Definition of on one's hind legs in:
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