An unknown idiom

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  • Jhorer Brishti

    Senior Member
    United States/Bangladesh English/Bengali
    Unfortunately it's impossible to figure out the meaning of that phrase without the context,at least I've never heard of it before! Maybe it has something to do with the Sphinx's riddle of What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs at midday, and 3 legs at night. The answer is man since at the end of his life he needs the aid of a crutch(third leg) to locomote. This is quite far-fetched but I can't think of anything else it could be referring to....
    I typed the phrase in Google and it only generated one entry, and namely: The nation that would create such a thing in celebration is surely dragging itself
    toward Puppy Dog Heaven on three legs. Gas rationing. Runaway inflation. ...

    I still have no idea what that could mean :/
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