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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She wrote: "Spray the Elbow Grease on and leave it to soak in for 10 minutes then pop them in the washing machine with your usual detergent and a dishwasher tablet."
The more elbow grease that goes into the preparation, the more professional the job will look.
Thesix-bedroom semi-detached property has fallen into a state of disrepair, but it has incredible potential for a buyer willing to put in a bit of elbow grease.
While the six-bedroom semi-detached property has fallen into a state of disrepair, it boasts incredible potential for abuyerwho is ready to put in a bit of elbow grease.
Her nan, she says, had always used just four ingredients to clean her house - "Bicarbonate of soda, lemon, vinegar, salt and elbow grease" - and Sullivan decided to follow suit.
Jo Corcoran, by email AYOU don't need all the fancy stuff, just a stiff bristle brush, and elbow grease. First, brush the paving down.
Jo Corcoran, by email AYOU don't need all the fancy stuff, just a stiff bristle brush and elbow grease. First, brush the paving down.
And you don't need expensive jetwashers, elbow grease will do.
This technique works great, doesn't scratch the pan, and is cheaper and easier than using soap pads, which require a lot of elbow grease.
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Needs elbow grease and sprucing up, excellent opportunity for experienced operator.Motivated seller, price just reduced.
BY MICHAEL SCULLY STEPHEN WARD insists some elbow grease over the summer and into the autumn can get Ireland in position for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.