elbow grease : Idioms in English

elbow grease

A lot of hard, physical labor
Usage:
When Sally wants those aluminum pots to shine, she uses a good handful of steel wool and quite a lot of elbow grease.

elbow grease Meaning(s)

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

elbow grease in News

  1. House under repair in effort to house those on streets

    GASTON — A push to fight homelessness in the Roanoke Valley is gaining steam thanks to a collaborative effort of community members, volunteers from around the state and old-fashioned elbow grease.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

  2. 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

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