from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Strenuous physical labor and effort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. energetic application of force in manual labor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colloquial or humorous expression for energetic hand-labor, as in rubbing, scouring, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. use of physical or mental energy; hard work


From elbow + grease (Wiktionary)


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