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  • adj. Slow, boring, dull or stupid
  • adj. Tending to drive too fast


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  • The only question this bland, lead-footed decaff version posed for me was, "Why the hell did they bother?"

    AMC's The Prisoner reviewed. No spoilers, it was spoiled from the start.

  • But could a more ponderous, lead-footed potboiler possibly be made from New Moon?

    The Bottom 5 – Peter Debruge’s Biggest Disappointments of 2009 –

  • The rookie out of Kansas State took Brian Moorman's punt and bounced out to the sideline where he showed off his blazing speed, needing only one cut inside to get by the lead-footed punter for the 77-yard touchdown.

    Third quarter: Redskins 35, Bills 10

  • What I found instead was a flashing disco dance floor full of lead-footed bodies.


  • It's not as if he's suddenly transformed into a lead-footed pocket passer — he's still shockingly fast in every direction — but the flurry of motion now has purpose.

    Vick's a Sight to See

  • “Nice going, deadeye!” he yelled over the whine of the motor as he lead-footed the accelerator and they roared out of town.

    Deadly Promises

  • With the help of the Hollywood Squares crew and our lead-footed limo driver, we made it to the awards just in time.

    With Love and Laughter, John Ritter

  • The only real question there is whether you fall into the "it's a small minority" camp or the "most of them are ignorant lead-footed jackasses" school of thought.

    ATVs in Wilderness

  • And, while we are in the midst of a heated presidential primary season, it occurs to me that we could learn from the fact that Roosevelt's ONLY electoral qualification was that he WAS NOT Herbert Hoover -- the good and dutiful but economically lead-footed humanitarian who preceded him in office.

    PHS honor students recreate FDR's stirring 1st inaugural Sunday

  • I do think a big change like this will bring out the better part of the sport: driver's making due with their car's limits (maybe we will finally see some skill taking precedent over lead-footed, computer trained race-line kids); and the engineers will definitely need to evolve their designs to take advantage of the new rules ...

    Wired Top Stories


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