heavy lifting

noun

Definition of heavy lifting

: a burdensome or laborious duty

Examples of heavy lifting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even as technological improvements abet America’s obsession with efficiency, consumers still seem to miss what the effect of ever-quickening delivery means for themselves and for those doing the heavy lifting. Adam Chandler, The Atlantic, 31 May 2022 Mermaid gowns can be frustratingly hit or miss, but with a smattering of multi-sized sequins doing the heavy lifting, this corset gown on Precious Lee pulls off a win. ELLE, 4 May 2022 Doing the heavy lifting, however, were crew members — usually enslaved people, freedmen or poor White people — extraordinary watermen who poled their flotillas to market in Richmond. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 For now, Ukraine is doing the heavy lifting, but the vast majority of the world is standing in solidarity, understanding that Ukraine's fight is everyone's. Frida Ghitis, CNN, 1 Mar. 2022 Cars, electric or otherwise, cannot absorb an increase of this magnitude and rail transport -- trains, trams and metros -- will have to do most of the heavy lifting top prevent our cities, and national economies, from seizing up. Ben Jones, CNN, 29 May 2022 Technology stocks also did much of the heavy lifting. Damian J. Troise, ajc, 26 May 2022 Technology stocks also did much of the heavy lifting. Damian J. Troise, USA TODAY, 26 May 2022 Mothers do the heavy lifting, fathers swoop in when the praise flows. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of heavy lifting

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heavy lifting was in 1980

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26 Jun 2022

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“Heavy lifting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20lifting. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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