Get the Lead Out of Your Feet

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To move hurry or work faster

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  • During Second World War, this expression was very much common among American Army. The expression meant if you work or move slowly, it was as if you had a lead metal in your feet which hampers your speed. If you could get it out of your feet, you will surely gain speed.
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All the workers in the team worked slowly, they only gained momentum when captain asked them to get the lead out of their feet.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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