spring-heeled


spring-heeled
springˈ-heeled adjective
Having springs on one's heels, as in spring-heeled Jack, supposed to do great leaps and play pranks or commit robberies
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spring-heeled «SPRIHNG HEELD», adjective. Especially British.
1. having a spring in one's step; light-footed: »

Kath is forty-one but gallivants about the sitting room…like a spring-heeled eurhythmics teacher (Punch).

2. Figurative. sprightly; jaunty: »

The orchestra sounded both suave and spring-heeled (Charles Reid).


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