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
- ‘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.’
- ‘But in developing new products we have to be light on our feet and create them faster than potential competitors.’
- ‘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 just have to be light on our feet and go with whatever we think is best for the situation.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We hired a swing band, so there was a ton of dancing and I was light on my feet well past midnight.’
- ‘As the competition continues to come in, we're going to have to be light on our feet, as is everyone.’
- ‘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.’
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