Laboring oar

Related to Laboring oar: Oary
the oar which requires most strength and exertion; often used figuratively; as, to have, or pull, the laboring oar in some difficult undertaking.

See also: Laboring

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Our job is to take the laboring oar on this process, negotiate against various landlords for the best possible deal and ensure that the lease terms are in line with our client's business goals."
Sutherland said the agency has been preparing to intervene in any appeal filed by Verizon and "row the laboring oar to support an appropriate decision by the Council, to no avail."
Over more than 25 years, our section has taken the laboring oar in updating all of our state's entity statutes, including, among others, Florida's corporate statute, Florida's general and limited partnership statutes, and Florida's LLC statute.
Other team members--your client, an investment banker or attorney--will be happy to take on the laboring oar. Even if you want to be involved, stick to the business points in which your training and experience make you sensitive to practical situations.