heavy lifting

noun

Definition of heavy lifting

: a burdensome or laborious duty

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While the design stars, of course, did the heavy lifting, the Brady kids weren’t idle observers. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "‘A Very Brady Renovation’: A groovy kind of makeover show," 5 Sep. 2019 But the feature docs require some heavy lifting, some deep listening. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "New-to-Denver film fest highlights filmmakers of color this weekend at Newman Center," 16 July 2019 But the feature docs require some heavy lifting, some deep listening. The Know, The Denver Post, "New-to-Denver film fest highlights filmmakers of color this weekend at Newman Center," 15 July 2019 Although Seoul and Pyongyang have years to prepare, reality suggests the South will do the heavy lifting in persuading the International Olympic Committee of the proposal’s merits. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "North Korea’s Olympic Dream Faces Plenty of Hurdles," 19 Sep. 2018 There is plenty of credit to go around in this remarkable Yankees season, from the front office that found the players - including some, like Urshela, off the game's trash heap - to the players who have done the heavy lifting on the field. Dave Sheinin, courant.com, "Taking cues from Aaron Boone, Yankees are savages in pursuit of a championship," 6 Aug. 2019 Yes, Manson, with his family doing the heavy lifting, was responsible for nine grisly deaths — the Tate-LaBianca victims, stuntman Shea and musician Hinman, a friend but not a full-fledged family member. Los Angeles Times, "Charles Manson’s murderous imprint on L.A. endures as other killers have come and gone," 28 July 2019 Gruden, Antonio Brown and Derek Carr do heavy lifting on the show. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders’ predictions: Brown and Jacobs produce, but a quiet farewell to Oakland," 23 July 2019 Mitchell, McCowan and Wheeler helped close out the game, but Achonwa, Dupree and starting forward Betnijah Laney did most of the heavy lifting in the first half. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Mitchell, McCowan help Fever close out Dream, win third straight home game," 10 Aug. 2019

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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