shlep :

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  • n  (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
  • n  a tedious or difficult journey
  • v  walk or tramp about
  • v  pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance
    Can you shlep this bag of potatoes upstairs?

  • The European-based players have to shlep themselves all the way across the Atlantic every couple of months to join the national squad for World Cup qualifiers against lesser teams .
  • What the Hell difference does it make to the poor shlep on the street what the terror alert level means? There's nothing I can do at the yellow, orange, or red level except shoot .
  • By his own account, he was a failure and "total shlep" for most of his life, dropping out of Ohio State dental school and blundering at an odd succession of jobs, from designing .

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