piece of work piece of work

Definition(s):

  • (n) a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing

Usage(s):

  1. Whittaker Chambers was mostly right about communism and Alger Hiss, but he was a nasty piece of work and no one likes a snitch.
  2. God knows this decision is an ingenious, not to say hilarious, piece of work.
  3. That piece of work experience is tellingly missing from Karr's resume.

News

  1. BlackBerry’s keyboard a plus for many, but new phone’s still lagging

    The new BlackBerry smartphone is here, and it’s a fine piece of work — light, sleek, and thin, and featuring the classic pushbutton keyboard. It’s exactly the phone I needed two or three years ago. But today? Not so much.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. James Franco Disses 'Amazing Spider-Man' (Again), Says It's All About the Benjamins

    By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Multi-hyphenate James Franco has more jobs (and hobbies) then one can count, but it's his latest piece of work that's buzzing around the web. Franco wrote a critical take about "Man of Steel" for Vice, but much of the attention on the piece is actually based on what he said about Spider-Man, not Superman. Franco, who attended the "Man of Steel" premiere ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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