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Dec 14, 2006
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Words for body parts used figuratively

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jugulate
forehanded
white-knuckle
leadfoot
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with Anu Garg

leadfoot

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This week's theme: words for body parts used figuratively.

leadfoot (LED-foot) noun

One who drives an automobile too fast, especially as a habit.

[From the suggestion that one has feet made of lead, a heavy metal, that keeps the accelerator of the vehicle pressed down.]

"The Audi leadfoot was one of nearly 1,000 motorists charged with speeding, mostly on Highway 400, by Toronto-area OPP this weekend."
Bob Mitchell; Road Blitzes Nab 3,000 Motorists; The Toronto Star (Canada); Sep 4, 2001.

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