elbow grease

noun

Definition of elbow grease

  1. :  vigorously applied physical labor :  hard work

Examples of elbow grease in a Sentence

  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


ELBOW GREASE Defined for English Language Learners

elbow grease

noun

Definition of elbow grease for English Language Learners

  • : physical effort : hard work


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