footwork


foot·work

noun \-ˌwərk\

: the activity of moving or walking from place to place

: movement of the feet in a sport, dance, etc.

: active and skillful movement or activity to achieve a goal

Full Definition of FOOTWORK

1
:  the activity of moving from place to place <the investigation entailed a lot of footwork>
2
:  the management of the feet (as in boxing); also :  the work done with them
3
:  active and adroit maneuvering to achieve an end <fancy political footwork>

Examples of FOOTWORK

  1. The investigation required a lot of footwork.
  2. He used quick footwork to dodge his opponent.
  3. The tango involves some fancy footwork.
  4. He knows that getting enough votes for the proposal is going to require some fancy political footwork.

First Known Use of FOOTWORK

1859

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