[heavy-footed] {adj.} 1. Slow and clumsy in walking or movement;awkward in using your feet.

The fat man tried to dance, but he wastoo heavy-footed.

Martha is not fat, but she is heavy-footed andwalks noisily.

2. Awkward in choice and order of words; not smoothand graceful; clumsy.

In Mary's compositions, the words seem todance, but John's compositions are always heavy-footed.

3. or[lead-footed] {informal} Likely to drive an automobile fast.

Jerryis a bad driver because he is too heavy-footed.

Compare: STEP ON IT.