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charley horse (CHAR-lee hors) noun
Cramp or stiffness in a muscle, especially in the leg, typically caused by overstrain or injury.
[Originally baseball slang, of unknown origin.]
"I swam a ton of laps Tuesday, but was forced to stop after I received
a charley horse in my calf."
"Coyotes winger Shane Doan has missed two games with a charley horse."
This week's theme: expressions derived from pet animals.
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