One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) be quick or nimble.‘she may be plump but she is very light on her feet’
nimble, deft, agile, lithe, limber, lissom, flexible, supple, adroit, graceful, acrobatic, lively, active, quick, quick-moving, spry, sprightlyView synonyms
- ‘I can't imagine what it's like to be light on my feet, to wear a bikini bathing suit, or to have one chin.’
- ‘We hired a swing band, so there was a ton of dancing and I was light on my feet well past midnight.’
- ‘We just have to be light on our feet and go with whatever we think is best for the situation.’
- ‘She was never exactly a ballerina but she could be light on her feet if she needed to be.’
- ‘And former champ Holyfield has proven himself to be light on his feet both inside and outside the boxing ring.’
- ‘As she dances around the ring, she is light on her feet and moves with the grace and subtle strength of a ballet dancer in a pas de deux.’
- ‘As the competition continues to come in, we're going to have to be light on our feet, as is everyone.’
- ‘But in developing new products we have to be light on our feet and create them faster than potential competitors.’
- ‘Of course, you could see a clump of mud coming toward you and if you were light on your feet you could side-step it.’
- ‘No two research projects are ever the same, and you can see why we have to be light on our feet and innovative in our thinking.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.