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  • n  a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do

  • Barbara was "a general dogsbody on set from the time I started," recalls Roger Moore, who says "she inherited a lot of her father's talent.
  • As credos go it is modest enough, and in normal times it has served him well in his career as dresser and dogsbody to the actor-managerspoken of only as "Sir"whose little .
  • It was, however, as Churchill's man, his emissary (his "dogsbody" as the English say, or his gillie, as a Scottish laird might say) that Macmillan played a large, though .

  • Andrew Strauss in Times Online
    We don't want him having to bowl the dogsbody overs,Strauss said. "It's something I'm very conscious of. When the ball's old and the wicket's flat, the other four [bowlers] can make up the overs."
  • David Attenborough in
    Another promotion followed, to the BBC's director of programmes, which, Attenborough says, "meant doing much more dogsbody work. I had to fire people and work on budgets. I was even responsible for the introduction of computers, which my children...
  • Peter Hain in ic Wales
    Mrs Hain, who lives in South London, told yesterday's Independent on Sunday, "I'ma general dogsbody. I work from home on both Peter's House of Commons work and his constituency correspondence. I certainly put in the hours and I'm paid a pittance."

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