elbow grease : Popular Idioms in English

elbow grease

A lot of hard, physical labor

When Sally wants those aluminum pots to shine, she uses a good handful of steel wool and quite a lot of elbow grease.

News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Bullard Banner News
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Bullard Banner News