borrow legs
 v. phr.— «Opposition demonstrators, comprising students, market women, the employed and the unemployed youths besieged the Government House with sticks in hand, smashed doors and windows and anything that was on their way. They posed such a potent force that the more than 200 policemen on duty in Government House had to “borrow legs.” They sacked government and took over.» —“Bribery: Matters Arising” by Josef Omorotionmwan This Day (Nigeria) Mar. 30, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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