Definition of legwork
: 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
I wrote the article myself, but my assistant gathered the information and did most of the other legwork.
Recent Examples of legwork from the Web
Also, thanks to having a common enemy in Cersei and the legwork of the ever-canny Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), Daenerys can probably count on aid from the remaining Tyrells and the ruthless rulers of Dorne.
Of course, fact-checking will always require careful analysis by humans, but some organizations are experimenting with ways to automate some of the legwork.
In 2016, the deals got better, but smart shoppers still had to do some legwork to separate the good buys from the bad.
For restaurants, food halls are an opportunity to open a location with far less legwork.
Osmon had to do some serious legwork to put together the biography.
The second is that a system of volunteers from the Junior League will pick up, label, and drop off the food at the nonprofit distributor in need, removing the legwork from the people wanting to donate.
Student body vice president Monica Zepeda did most of the legwork.
Nero Wolfe may have had Archie Goodwin to do the legwork and take his guff, but Johansson has his own minions.
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Definition of legwork for English Language Learners
: the active physical work that is involved in doing something
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