Definition of on one's hind legs in English:

on one's hind legs

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.
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Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
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