Informal Work, such as collecting information or doing research in preparation for a project, that involves much walking or traveling about.(noun)
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Use "legwork" in a sentence
"And the legwork is impressive too — in Amsterdam alone, Maher interviews two politicians, a Franciscan monk, a brace of Muslim homosexuals, and a man who has founded, though he seems a little unclear on its basic tenets, his own private cannabis-based religion."
"Engaging Expert Networks Rather than relying on research analysts to do general legwork, which is then broadly disseminated across hundreds or thousands of clients, an increasing number of institutional investors are using targeted expert networks to mine for the data they really need."
"Under this view, the Constitution allows the AG to assign virtually all of the "legwork" to Smapson and Goodling, as long as the final decision has the AG's approbation, which can be evidenced not only by the AG's own signature, but also by the signature of "an authorized subordinate officer.""