lead foot

noun
plural lead feet

Definition of lead foot

: a tendency to drive excessively fast I'm not going to lie—I have a lead foot when it comes to driving. For some reason, when I'm out on the open road, I can't help but press a bit harder on the accelerator than I should. Just ask my car—she'll tell you.— Caitlin Moran … this is not your Aunt Bessie's Camry—unless your Aunt Bessie has a lead foot— Mark Kennedy

First Known Use of lead foot

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Lead foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20foot. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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