hoc opus, hic labor est

Latin quotation from Virgil
hoc opus, hic la·​bor est | \ hōk-ˈȯ-ˌpu̇s ˌhēk-ˈlä-ˌbȯr-ˈest How to pronounce hoc opus, hic labor est (audio) \

Definition of hoc opus, hic labor est

: this is the task, this is the hard work : this is the hard part

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