Leg work

legwork

[leg-wurk]
noun
1.
work or research involving extensive walking or traveling about, usually away from one's office, as in gathering data for a book, a legal action, etc.
2.
action of the legs as executed by an athlete, dancer, etc.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; leg + work

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legwork (ˈlɛɡˌwɜːk)
 
n
informal work that involves travelling on foot or as if on foot

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leg work definition


  1. n.
    the physical work accompanying a task. : I don't mind making the phone calls if you do the leg work.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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