It is the blue-collar coal miner who clutches his lunch pail
and descends into the cavernous abyss every day, praying that he'll return unscathed while barely making enough to make ends meet.
This description is metonymically captured by the lunch pail
, an image of an athlete as a blue-collar worker, a construction worker eating his lunch on the jobsite, never taking a true break from his work.
We've got to bring the lunch pail
and outwork the other team and do it smartly.
Drain the cooked potatoes and add to your lunch pail
Every noon as he opened his lunch pail
, at least one fellow worker would ask, "What you got in there, Frank?
They come to work every day with their lunch pail
, and they give you a full day's work.
Darnell used to be ready with his lunch pail
to make tires at the Ford plant.
On a nightly basis, you know you've got to bring your hard hat and lunch pail
if you're going to play the Razorbacks because it's going to be an all-day job.
EDITH QUIMBY started off in the kitchen inadvertently, as a little girl who delivered her father's lunch pail
95) tells of absent-minded Jackie, who's always losing his lunch pail
, his math book, and even his shadow or was his shadow stolen?
Pop Sullivan, who hasn't missed a day of work in his 33 years as a railroad conductor, absorbs the blow and stoically grabs his lunch pail
and heads off to the rail yard.
I might drool a little bit, may rock the helmet and a lunch pail
, just acting like I don't care about anything.