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Meaning of footwork

foot•work

Pronunciation: (foot'wûrk"), [key]
— n.
  1. the use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing.
  2. travel by foot from one place to another, as in gathering facts or fulfilling an assignment; legwork: The project entailed a great deal of footwork.
  3. the act or process of maneuvering, esp. in a skillful manner: It took a bit of fancy footwork to avoid the issue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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