a leg up

idi an added advantage, help, or means of encouragement

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • leg — /lɛg / (say leg) noun 1. one of the members or limbs which support and move the human or animal body. 2. this part of an animal, especially lamb or veal, used as meat to roast, bake, etc. 3. that part of the limb between the knee and the ankle. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Leg theory — is a bowling tactic in the sport of cricket. The term leg theory is somewhat archaic and seldom used any more, but the basic tactic still plays a part in modern cricket.Simply put, leg theory involves concentrating the bowling attack at or near… …   Wikipedia

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  • Leg — (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leg bail — Leg Leg (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leg shaving — is the practice of removing leg hair using a razor. It is a very common practice among women in Western countries, and is also done by some men, especially cyclists and swimmers. In addition to shaving the hair off, some individuals may use… …   Wikipedia

  • leg — [leg] n. [ME < ON leggr, a leg, limb < IE base * lek , limb > L lacertus, muscle, lacerta, lizard] 1. one of the parts of the body by means of which animals stand and walk, specif., in human beings, a) one of the lower limbs b) Anat. the …   English World dictionary

  • leg — ► NOUN 1) each of the limbs on which a person or animal moves and stands. 2) a long, thin support or prop, especially of a chair or table. 3) a section of a journey, process, or race. 4) (in sport) each of two or more games or stages constituting …   English terms dictionary

  • leg-rope — /ˈlɛg roʊp/ (say leg rohp) verb (t) (leg roped, leg roping) 1. to catch and rope (an animal) by the hind leg, especially a cow in a bail or a steer for branding. 2. Colloquial (of a woman) to limit the independent activities of (her husband). 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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