legwork


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legwork

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.

legwork

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.

leg work

n. the physical work accompanying a task. I don’t mind making the phone calls if you do the leg work.
See also: leg, work
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Extracting each foot from the mud's suction hold takes legwork.
Last fall, Inco and Falconbridge began early legwork to consolidate operations during their merger talks.
Much of the legwork for such development has already been done.
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Specially designed to work with Vonage phone service, the Uniden UIP1869V ($190, Vonage phone service sold separately) takes the legwork out of setup with an integrated firewall and router.
His dancers move in silky fast, non-stop spheres, with spiraling torsos and precision legwork.
For descendants of the five civilized nations forced westward on the Trail of Tears--Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw Creek and Seminole--some of the legwork is cut down, since repositories such as the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and the regional National Archives facility in Fort Worth, Texas, hold a wealth of documents.
Fortunately, the new online database will let community college districts share that information, thereby alleviating the legwork.
To plan each of those trips by themselves, from renting a car to making restaurant reservations and tee times for golf, would have taken hours of legwork.
Part of what makes West's study of interest is the sheer bibliographical legwork accomplished in situating Vaughan historically and the novel interpretive links that emerge.
To provide perspective on the decisions of the Kennedy administration, Bass has done a tremendous amount of legwork, consulting archives in the United States and Israel to produce a lively narrative of how different U.
Sponsors get to attend the workshop at no charge in exchange for doing some of the local legwork associated with planning a workshop.
She fully voices all the characters and captures well the voices of the two elderly detectives whose health, physical strength and endurance are failing, leaving Kinsey with much of the legwork.