shoe-leather

adjective
shoe-leath·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌle-t͟hər How to pronounce shoe-leather (audio) \

Definition of shoe-leather

: involving or using basic, direct, or old-fashioned methods shoe-leather journalism

First Known Use of shoe-leather

1951, in the meaning defined above

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