legwork

[ leg-wurk ]
/ ˈlɛgˌwɜrk /

noun

work or research involving extensive walking or traveling about, usually away from one's office, as in gathering data for a book, a legal action, etc.
action of the legs as executed by an athlete, dancer, etc.

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Origin of legwork

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; leg + work
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Example sentences from the Web for leg-work

  • Im beginning to get a little tired of this leg-work, myself.

    The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
  • The very essence of the gangman's duty lay in the leg-work he did.

  • In order to secure the effectual combination of body-swing and leg-work, it is essential that the swing should start first.

    Rowing|Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

British Dictionary definitions for leg-work

legwork
/ (ˈlɛɡˌwɜːk) /

noun

informal work that involves travelling on foot or as if on foot
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