He has the technique of the conductor, but the elbow-grease was missing.
But there is some polish, because the lads put that on with elbow-grease.
Not at all, Mrs. Broughton; success depends on elbow-grease.
Forethought is the elbow-grease which a novelist,—or poet, or dramatist,—requires.
Even at the present day, Madam Joes universal panacea is the grubbing-hoe and elbow-grease.