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.
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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