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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



... "Elbow grease and nothing else," answered Mrs. Peavey in a tone of voice that refused to be mollified. "I've got to ...
— The Road to Providence • Maria Thompson Daviess



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



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