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Larry Leadfoot

slang One who drives excessively or dangerously fast in a car. The phrase is based on the expression "have a lead foot," meaning 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. I've always been a bit of a Larry Leadfoot when I get behind the wheel, so I've gotten my fair share of speeding tickets. Some Larry Leadfoot went flying past me on the interstate and nearly careered into a truck.
See also: Larry, Leadfoot

leadfoot

1. noun, slang One who drives excessively or dangerously fast in a car. The phrase is based on the expression "have a lead foot," meaning 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. I've always been a bit of a leadfoot when I get behind the wheel, so I've gotten my fair share of speeding tickets. Some leadfoot went flying past me on the interstate and nearly careered into a truck.
2. verb, slang To drive excessively or dangerously fast in a car. Make sure you don't leadfoot around these residential areas. He was caught leadfooting down the highway at nearly 150 miles an hour.

leadfoot

n. a speeder in an automobile. There is a leadfoot driving behind me and wanting to pass.
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