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 as executed by an athlete, dancer, etc.
(informal) work that involves travelling on foot or as if on foot
1891, from leg (n.) + work (n.). Originally news reporter slang for an assignment that produced more walking than text.
Peripatetic work done outside the office: I figured Wendell must be somewhere close, and I did a little legwork (1891+ Newspaper office)
/ləˈxɑjim/ interjection, noun 1. a variant spelling of lechaim
[ley-hahr; Hungarian le-hahr] /ˈleɪ hɑr; Hungarian ˈlɛ hɑr/ noun 1. Franz [frahnts] /frɑnts/ (Show IPA), 1870–1948, Hungarian composer of operettas. /ˈleɪhɑː; lɪˈhɑː/ noun 1. Franz (frants). 1870–1948, Hungarian composer of operettas, esp The Merry Widow (1905)
[luh hah-vruh, -ver; French luh a-vruh] /lə ˈhɑ vrə, -vər; French lə ˈa vrə/ noun 1. a seaport in N France, at the mouth of the Seine. /lə ˈhɑːvrə; French lə ɑvrə/ noun 1. a port in N France, on the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine: transatlantic trade; oil refining. Pop: […]
a jawbone, a place in the tribe of Judah where Samson achieved a victory over the Philistines (Judg. 15:9, 14, 16), slaying a thousand of them with the jawbone of an ass. The words in 15:19, “a hollow place that was in the jaw” (A.V.), should be, as in Revised Version, “the hollow place that […]