Shanks's pony

Shanks's pony
Noun. On foot, walking. E.g."Looks like we've missed the bus, so it's Shanks's pony or wait another hour for the next bus." Informal

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  • shanks's pony — (UK) If you go somewhere by Shanks s pony, you walk there …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • shanks's pony — /ʃæŋksəz ˈpoʊni/ (say shangksuhz pohnee) noun Colloquial one s own legs, especially as a means of travelling, as opposed to riding on horseback or in a conveyance: *Do you have a carriage? For me, alas, it is shanks s pony –peter carey, 1988.… …  

  • shanks's pony — (UK)    If you go somewhere by Shanks s pony, you walk there.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Shanks's pony — British, American & Australian, old fashioned, American, old fashioned walking as a method of travel. I missed the last bus and had to get home on Shanks s pony …   New idioms dictionary

  • Shanks's pony —   (UK)   If you go somewhere by Shanks s pony, you walk there …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Shanks's pony — (N. Amer. also Shanks s mare) noun one s own legs as a means of conveyance. Origin C18: first recorded as shanks nag in R. Fergusson s Poems (1785) …   English new terms dictionary

  • shanks's pony — walking instead of using transport …   Scottish slang

  • (on) Shanks's pony — (on) Shanks s ˈpony idiom (BrE, informal) walking, rather than travelling by car, bus, etc. Syn: on foot • …   Useful english dictionary

  • on Shanks's pony — ● shank …   Useful english dictionary

  • shanks' mare — noun you own legs I traveled on shank s mare • Syn: ↑shank s mare, ↑shank s pony, ↑shanks pony • Hypernyms: ↑leg * * * noun also …   Useful english dictionary

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