Definition of sea legs in English:

sea legs

plural noun

one's sea legs
  • A person's ability to keep their balance and not feel seasick when on board a moving ship.

    • ‘Besides, he decided, it was time to try out his sea legs again.’
    • ‘It took a few days for her sea legs to come, and once they did she quickly learned how to help sail the ship.’
    • ‘The first part of the journey passed in a succession of wet, windy days, but I quickly found my sea legs and never actually missed a meal.’
    • ‘Adam clung for a moment to the saddle leathers while he got what his father would have called his sea legs.’
    • ‘She had had her sea legs for too long now to be getting seasick.’
    • ‘The three stepped ashore on Trinidad, and tried to adjust their sea legs.’
    • ‘Don't worry, you will get your sea legs soon enough.’
    • ‘I apologize, to be honest I am still finding difficulties gaining my sea legs.’
    • ‘After a minute or two of deep breathing, he got his sea legs back.’
    • ‘A soldier's life is much spent on his country's vessels, but I never managed to acquire my sea legs.’
    • ‘The earth seemed to sway beneath her legs for a moment, but she quickly traded sea legs for land legs, regaining steadiness.’
    • ‘Most of my evenings were spent lying on the small white cot in the corner, writhing around on the bed, trying to regain my sea legs.’
    • ‘Styles stood there with his sea legs planted firmly to adjust to the larboard list.’
    • ‘I've got some captain things that need looking to, so you and your friends are welcome to walk about and find your sea legs.’
    • ‘For the uninitiated, this book is the closest thing to getting one's sea legs without ever having to leave shore.’
    • ‘During the first three weeks she struggled, stumbling, tripping, and vomiting, due to seasickness and the fact that it took her that long to get her sea legs.’

Pronunciation

sea legs

/ˈsi ˌlɛɡz/