Shanks' Nag

To ride Shanks' nag is to go on foot, the shanks being the legs. A similar phrase is “Going by the marrow-bone stage” or by Walker's `bus. (Anglo-Saxon, scoanca, shanks.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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