Definition of elbow grease in English:

elbow grease

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noun

[mass noun] informal
  • Hard physical work, especially vigorous polishing or cleaning: nothing would shift it however much elbow grease we used
    More example sentences
    • But hours of hard work and elbow grease transformed the shack into a bright, clean and well-stocked shop.
    • With some hard work and elbow grease, the building was cleaned, painted, and filled with many shelves of books.
    • Then, as if passing through some kind of barrier, there's nothing quite so important as the lavish application of elbow grease until my small kingdom is bright and sparkly again.
    Synonyms
    hard work, work, labour, toil, exertion, effort, slog, drudgery; industry
    informal grind, sweat, donkey work, spadework
    British informal graft, fag
    Australian/New Zealand informal yakka
    archaic travail, moil

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