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elbow grease

noun

uncountable
  • [colloquial]put some elbow grease into it!
    ¡dale con más fuerza! [colloquial]
    this place needs a bit of elbow grease
    lo que hace falta aquí es una buena limpieza
    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.
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