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Elbow grease   /ˈɛlbˌoʊ gris/   Listen
Elbow grease

noun
1.
Use of physical or mental energy; hard work.  Synonyms: effort, exertion, sweat, travail.  "They managed only with great exertion"






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"Elbow grease" Quotes from Famous Books



... those wet clothes off at once, Mr. Smart, and go to bed with a hot water bottle and ten grains of quinine. You'll be very ill if you don't. Put a lot more elbow grease into those oars, Max. Get a move on you. Do you want Mr. ...
— A Fool and His Money • George Barr McCutcheon



Words linked to "Elbow grease" :   friction, physical exercise, exercising, detrition, trouble, labour, diligence, rubbing, struggle, workout, exercise, labor, overkill, difficulty, sweat, least resistance, pull, least effort, effort, toil, physical exertion, strain, supererogation, straining, application, overexertion, travail



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