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
The folks over at Laptop have actually done the legwork.
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First Known Use of legwork
LEGWORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legwork for English Language Learners
: the active physical work that is involved in doing something
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