fleet of foot

idiom

literary
: able to run fast

Examples of fleet of foot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for all his exploits on the field, Mr. Robinson wasn’t particularly fleet of foot and had only an average throwing arm. Gary Gately, Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2023 Reed has amassed 2,316 yards and 21 touchdowns, completing 70.7 percent of his passes and throwing only 5 interceptions, and can make things happen on the ground despite being not the most fleet of foot, rushing for 151 yards and 4 touchdowns. Evan Dudley, al, 20 Oct. 2022 Ryan's already fumbled seven times and the plodding veteran quarterback is certainly not getting any more fleet of foot as the season progresses. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Sep. 2022 Then there’s Flacco, who isn’t exactly fleet of foot and should offer Garrett and the rest of his linemates an opportunity to collect some sacks. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 18 Sep. 2022 Hays is more fleet of foot than the starter, but the Aztecs seemed mindful of his moves. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2022 Pearlman wasn’t always fleet of foot. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 Gebbia has never been known for being fleet of foot, but after enduring an arduous and seemingly endless rehabilitation, the play reinforced that his hamstring is healed. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2022 Like the Greek god from which the adjective derives, Walker is fleet of foot and wildly athletic. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Dec. 2021

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“Fleet of foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleet%20of%20foot. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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