I'm currently listening to Casual Vacancy and heard an idiom/expression sex on the legs in this book. Is it some widely used expression or is context required to understand its meaning?

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I believe the expression is 'sex on legs' and refers to a person's sexual attractiveness. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sex_on_legs
Also http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sex_on_a_stick

  • There is also a track by Queen called Sex on two legs with similar meaning.
    – Alan Gee
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 7:45
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    Not necessarily sexual attractiveness. It can refer to the user's [claimed] sexual prowess or experience.
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 8:48
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    Hmmm. You're all right, I suppose, but, I'll confess: The first thing I thought of was the quote from Rocky's manager in the first Rocky movie: "Women weaken legs!"
    – J.R.
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 9:47
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    Just realized it was called death on two legs. Now would that be considered a Freudian slip?
    – Alan Gee
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 11:06

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