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.

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First Known Use of legwork

1891


LEGWORK Defined for English Language Learners

legwork

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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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