have a lead foot(redirected from had a lead foot)
have a lead foot
To have a tendency to speed when driving. The image is that of one's foot being made of lead, which is very heavy, and thus pushing down on the accelerator. My Aunt Norma had a lead foot, God bless her, and once got four speeding tickets in a single month.
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