"At lægge krop til is a Danish expression that means ”lending your body” to something. It can be used in both a positive and a negative sense. About an undignified job, you might say, "I'm not lending my body to this.” In a positive, or merely neutral, sense, we say that an actor “lends his body to” - embodies - the role of Hamlet. “Lending your body” in both cases means submitting yourself. You submit to an order (do this!) or you submit to an assigned role (be someone else!). When you refuse to lend your body to something, you insist on your dignity, thus claiming your sovereignty (or, alternately, just your obstinacy, pride or unwillingness). Entering into bodily relations with other people - when we lend our body to a job, for example - we step into a field of submission, orders, assaults, insubordination, punishment and declarations of sovereignty."
Ferdinand Ahm Krag