a stroke of work

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a stroke of work

informal
: any work at all
  • They haven't done a stroke of work all day.

Word by Word Definitions

stroke play
  1. : to rub gently in one direction

  2. : to flatter or pay attention to in a manner designed to reassure or persuade

  1. : the act of striking

  2. : a single unbroken movement

  3. : a controlled swing intended to hit a ball or shuttlecock

  1. : to mark with a short line

  2. : to cancel by drawing a line through

  3. : to set the stroke for (a rowing crew)

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

  1. : activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work


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