elbow grease definition

  • noun:
    • casual Strenuous real labor and energy.
    • Effort or perseverance, particularly physical work concerning duplicated movement associated with forearm, such as for example scrubbing.
    • energetic application of power in manual work.
    • A colloquial or entertaining expression for lively hand-labor, as in scrubbing, scouring, etc.
    • usage of physical or mental power; time and effort
    • Informal intense real work and energy.
    • Effort or efforts, particularly actual work concerning repeated motion of this forearm, eg scrubbing.
    • energetic application of force in manual work.
    • A colloquial or humorous phrase for lively hand-labor, as in scrubbing, scouring, etc.
    • use of real or emotional power; dedication
    • casual Strenuous actual work and effort.
    • Effort or efforts, specifically actual work involving repeated movement associated with the forearm, particularly scrubbing.
    • lively application of power in manual work.
    • A colloquial or humorous phrase for lively hand-labor, as in rubbing, scouring, etc.
    • use of real or emotional power; hard work

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