sea legs

plural noun

: bodily adjustment to the motion of a ship indicated especially by ability to walk steadily and by freedom from seasickness

Examples of sea legs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a lot of work to do, but there’s a hunger in this organization to get our sea legs again. Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2023 After a lackluster start, Meg 2 finds its sea legs and suddenly becomes funny about halfway through. Staff, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 The Browns’ No. 1 receiver, Cooper has his sea legs this season. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 22 July 2023 And while three decades certainly constitutes a lengthy run, there’s little doubt that this powerful model is just getting its sea legs. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 5 July 2023 Action, comedy, a capable hero in many respects while trying to get her sea legs in others. USA TODAY, 21 June 2023 Gabrels spent the early part of the 2000s recovering from Lyme disease, living in Nashville, and playing clubs there, getting his sea legs back. Jim Sullivan,, 14 June 2023 This particular release proves that it’s got some sturdy sea legs to stand on, and is one that rye whiskey fans should consider trying. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 But the project struggled to get its sea legs. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea legs was in 1712

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“Sea legs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

sea legs

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