One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Standing up to make a speech.‘he wasn't afraid to get up on his hind legs at a social gathering and talk’
- ‘He was up on his hind legs recently giving an impassioned plea for young people to participate in politics.’
- ‘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.’
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