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elbow grease

noun

Simple Definition of elbow grease

  • : physical effort : hard work

Full Definition of elbow grease

  1. :  vigorously applied physical labor :  hard work

Examples of elbow grease

  1. It's going to take some elbow grease to get this counter clean.

  2. <with a little polish and a lot of elbow grease, I was able to make the old silver teapot shine again>



1672

First Known Use of elbow grease

1672


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