hollow leg n.
1. (orig. US, also glass legs) a capacity for heavy drinking, a heavy drinker; occas. of over-eating.
|(con. 1918) Rise and Fall of Carol Banks 253: Does he drink? Does he! [...] He’s got a hollow leg.|
|Und. Speaks 46/1: Glass legs, a person who can consume a large quantity of liquor without displaying any ill effects.|
|Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 113: His appetite grew until Santiam said, ‘You sure got a hollow leg’.|
|Tough Guy [ebook] ‘He was a drinker [...] He had hollow legs’ .|
|(con. 1964-65) Sex and Thugs and Rock ’n’ Roll 31: I was a fat little fuck but I learned how to eat! I swear it gave me hollow legs.|
|Mr Blue 119: It was a boozy time, and lots of Marion’s friends had hollow legs.|
|🌐 The Aussies don’t take prisoners. Their idea of how to end an enjoyable evening was a free ride back to their boat in a shore patrol wagon. [...] All of them had hollow legs and a camel’s thirst.‘God Bless the Aussies’ at www.olgoat.com|
2. a person who can indulge to a great extent.
|Other Side of the Circus 50: Mister Willie Hollow-legs Carr [...] who can see the flag farther and eat more than any agent ahead of the show.|
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 187: They call him [...] hollow legs.|