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Heavy lifting   /hˈɛvi lˈɪftɪŋ/   Listen
Heavy lifting

Difficult work.

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"Heavy lifting" Quotes from Famous Books

... Daddy; you'll have to give up this heavy work. Of course, if you feel able to do it, why, all right! Like to have you do it, but I guess we'll have to have a man to do the heavy lifting, I s'pose." ...
— Other Main-Travelled Roads • Hamlin Garland

... her tubs. Ellen supplied her grandmother with her knitting, and filled her snuff-box; cleared the table, and put up the dishes ready for washing. Then she went into the buttery to skim the cream. This was a part of the work she liked. It was heavy lifting the pans of milk to the skimming shelf before the window, but as Ellen drew her spoon round the edge of the cream, she liked to see it wrinkle up in thick, yellow, leathery folds, showing how deep and rich it was it looked half butter already. She ...
— The Wide, Wide World • Elizabeth Wetherell

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