Definition of lead-footed in English:


Syllabification: lead-foot·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌledˈfo͝otəd


North American informal
  • 1Slow; clumsy: the most lead-footed guy can try aerobic moves
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    • Political wisdom is more likely to be discovered through experiments in 50 different state laboratories than by lead-footed trial and error in one national laboratory…
    • H looked lead-footed trying to manoeuvre in the pre-start against rivals who have been perfecting these dark arts for years.
    • Their first-round opponent, the Bucks, had enough team speed to run with the Nets, but New Jersey's next two foes, the lead-footed Celtics and Pistons, were run out of the gym in sweeps.
  • 2Tending to drive too quickly.

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