Word of the Day : Legs falling asleep

“Legs falling asleep”

What is the meaning of this idiom?

Of course, your legs don’t go to bed by themselves.

 

Here is an example to help you guess what it means.

“My legs fell asleep when I sat cross-legged for a while.”

Can you guess the meaning?

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It describes a person’s bodily sensations. When you sit cross-legged, sleep with your arm above your head, or position any limb in such a way to put excess pressure on a nerve, sometimes you can’t stand up or  move your arms.

In other words, when your “legs fall asleep,” it is the physical condition when you lose your sensibility in some parts of your body. This means your legs feel numb or tingly. Sometimes people also describe this feeling as “pins and needles.” You have probably experienced this strange sensation at least once in your life!

When you study at your desk, be careful to not have your legs fall asleep and be careful for yourself not to fall asleep, too!

 

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