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The physically or mentally demanding work required to do or accomplish something. I'm sure you'll be able to find a good job, but you've got to put in the legwork—one's not going to just fall into your lap. The case is so huge that I brought on a legal aid to help get through the legwork. I'm too old to do the gardening on my whole property, so each summer I hire a couple of local teenagers to do the legwork.
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the physical work accompanying a task. I don't mind making thephone calls if you do the legwork. I have a gopher to do the legwork for me.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
n. the physical work accompanying a task. I don’t mind making the phone calls if you do the leg work.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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