elbow grease elbow grease


  • (n) use of physical or mental energy; hard work



  1. There are those who use raw elbow grease to be valedictorian, and there are those who use elbow grease plus lawyer's fees.
  2. No, said the expert, water and a little elbow grease are all it requires.
  3. I'll take Nancy Reagan and some parental elbow grease any day.


  1. Jones completes Eagle Project

    MARK MAPLE Special to the Banner The Bullard High School Special Needs classes have a new swing set now thanks to the FFA, the Bullard Education Foundation and some elbow grease provided by Kevin Jones, who completed his Boy Scout Eagle Project by installing mulch and a border of railroad ties to keep the mulch in place. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bullard Banner News

  2. Police Cadets Assist in Habitat for Humanity Project

    Future Corpus Christi Police Department officers hit the streets on Tuesday to help out a local grandmother, trading their usual tools for some elbow grease.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KIII Corpus Christi

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