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Charley Horse

The phrase 'Charley Horse' refers to a painful, persistent cramp in one’s leg, typically from strain.

Example of Use: “I got a bad Charley Horse after swimming for an hour.”

Interesting fact about Charley Horse

The term 'Charley Horse' was first used among baseball players in the 1880s. It alludes to the name of an elderly, limping draft horse that was employed to drag the baseball diamond’s infield.