walk like an Egyptian

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Pharaoh Dave walks like an Egyptian.jpg

Etymology[edit]

Figures are sometimes depicted this way in ancient Egyptian art.

Verb[edit]

walk like an Egyptian

  1. (simile, humorous) To walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.
    • 2008, Patricia S. Otto, The Gelidus Factor page 28
      “Get ready for pharaohs, pyramids and walking like an Egyptian.” He held bent arms in front and behind him. A laugh bubbled through the room as Mac walked back to his desk and found his Egypt teaching plan.

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