Routine or difficult preparatory work.
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- Why not let the other side do all the hard political spadework of introducing new taxes and then spend the revenue when it's your turn in office?
- This diplomatic spadework laid the foundation for the surgical and successful military operation that slivered Pakistan in late 1971.
- Boasting of his good economic management’ fails to give credit to all the good spadework done by years of Labour governments.