heavy lifting

noun

Definition of heavy lifting

: a burdensome or laborious duty

Examples of heavy lifting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most of the heavy lifting is now done during the early signing period, the storylines are few and far between Wednesday. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Watch Eli Drinkwitz go nuts after Ennis Rakestraw picks Missouri over Alabama, Texas," 5 Feb. 2020 The outrageousness of the lie does most of the heavy lifting. Dvora Meyers, Longreads, "The Disease of Deceit," 17 Jan. 2020 Here are three takeaways from Texas Tech’s loss to West Virginia: Davide Moretti can’t be the only offense Against the Mountaineers Moretti was forced to do all the heavy lifting offensively since the rest of the starters struggled badly to score. Brice Paterik, Dallas News, "Poor shooting night sinks No. 22 Texas Tech on the road in 66-54 loss to No. 17 West Virginia," 11 Jan. 2020 LEXINGTON — College football’s early signing period closed Friday with Mark Stoops’ staff having completed much of the heavy lifting for the 2020 class. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Which targets remain for Kentucky football's 2020 recruiting class?," 21 Dec. 2019 Sophomore receiver Brennan Eagles was suspended due to missing Tuesday’s practice and team activities, leaving senior wideouts Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson to do all the heavy lifting. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Longhorns’ flaws on full display in loss to TCU," 26 Oct. 2019 The story involves a young man trying to find his dad (a mostly absent god) and eventually learning that his mom was the one who actually did all the heavy lifting to raise him. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Lightning Thief’ opens on Broadway, all flash and fun," 16 Oct. 2019 For nearly 20 years, one percent of Americans have done the heavy lifting of fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. CBS News, "Eric Liu on what makes a true patriot," 1 Sep. 2019 With FiOS fiber service, each house is equipped with an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), which does the heavy lifting of communicating with the FiOS network. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Frontier customer bought his own router—but has to pay $10 rental fee anyway," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of heavy lifting

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Heavy lifting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20lifting. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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