heavy lifting

noun

Definition of heavy lifting

: a burdensome or laborious duty

Examples of heavy lifting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, the heavy lifting for navigation and other functions will be handled by Qualcomm’s processor. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Liftoff on Mars: Ingenuity helicopter to attempt 1st flight Sunday evening with Qualcomm chip," 9 Apr. 2021 Vaccine equity is clearly a work in progress, but heavy lifting lies ahead. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, "Vaccine equity is a life-or-death issue in Minnesota," 2 Apr. 2021 Some quick-turn marketing and advertising campaigns require more heavy lifting than an agency’s current staff can handle by themselves. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "14 Strategies To Get Freelancers On Board With Campaigns Fast," 17 Mar. 2021 Because while their svelte frames may have spared you from heavy lifting, they weren't equipped to do much of it themselves. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Incredibly light, agile and portable: Small laptops are hitting above their weight class," 31 Mar. 2021 The ones doing the heavy lifting are the brave souls who ride up on the swing shelf, a roughly 30-foot wide, 3-foot deep scaffolding that is essentially an open-air elevator. New York Times, "In Indianapolis, Checking the Bracket Means Looking Up," 25 Mar. 2021 The study starts by doing the heavy lifting of quantifying the business case for diversifying the industry. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "A primarily white entertainment industry leaves $10 billion on the table every year," 12 Mar. 2021 Having a killer fourth line in previous seasons allowed Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci to do less heavy lifting. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins’ fourth line has not been chipping in with much," 11 Mar. 2021 In total, 72% of Dufry’s open estate is currently in the Americas and the region will be doing the heavy lifting until the European market—where many of Dufry’s large duty-free stores are based—gets back on its feet. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, "Balance Of Power Tips Towards Americas At World’s Biggest Airport Retailer," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of heavy lifting

1980, in the meaning defined above

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16 Apr 2021

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“Heavy lifting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20lifting. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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