elbow grease

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elbow grease

n. Informal
Strenuous physical labor and effort.

elbow grease

n
facetious vigorous physical labour, esp hard rubbing

el′bow grease`


n.
physical exertion; hard work.
[1630–40]

elbow grease

Great physical effort put into doing something.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elbow grease - use of physical or mental energyelbow grease - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
struggle - strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
difficulty, trouble - an effort that is inconvenient; "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"
least effort, least resistance - the least effortful way to do something
straining, strain - an intense or violent exertion
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
pull - a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
diligence, application - a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application"
overkill - any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
supererogation - an effort above and beyond the call of duty
overexertion - excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results
detrition, friction, rubbing - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

elbow grease

noun
Informal. The use of energy to do something:
Translations
knofedt
huile de coude

elbow grease

n (inf)Muskelkraft f

elbow grease

n (fam) → olio di gomito
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