work like a Trojan

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of work like a Trojan

chiefly British, old-fashioned
: to work very hard

Word by Word Definitions

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

  1. : activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work

Trojan play
  1. : a native or inhabitant of Troy

  2. : one who shows qualities (such as pluck, endurance, or determined energy) attributed to the defenders of ancient Troy

  3. : a merry and often irresponsible or disreputable companion

  1. : of, relating to, or resembling ancient Troy or its inhabitants

  2. : of, relating to, or constituting a Trojan horse


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