legwork

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noun leg·work \ˈleg-ˌwərk also ˈlāg-\

Definition of legwork

  1. :  active physical work (as in gathering information) that forms the basis of more creative or mentally exacting work (such as writing a book)

Examples of legwork in a sentence

  1. I wrote the article myself, but my assistant gathered the information and did most of the other legwork.

1891

First Known Use of legwork

1891


LEGWORK Defined for English Language Learners

legwork

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noun leg·work \ˈleg-ˌwərk also ˈlāg-\

Definition of legwork for English Language Learners

  • : the active physical work that is involved in doing something



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