I worked for several years as a gofer and general dogsbody for a London publishing house.
Recent Examples on the WebFrom 1938 to 1940 Nick Clifford was on Mount Rushmore, first as dogsbody and wood-chopper, then as labourer and winchman.
The Economist, 1 Aug. 2019 Charley, who already has a casual job with Del (Steve Buscemi), a local horse trainer, now becomes his full-time dogsbody, or nagsbody—cleaning the stables, driving the truck, or walking Lean on Pete.
Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 24 Mar. 2018
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