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synonyms for elbow grease

  • blood sweat and tears
  • effort
  • exertion
  • labor
  • muscle
  • oomph
  • physical effort
  • strain
  • strength
  • sweat
  • sweat of one's brow
  • toil
  • travail
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How to use elbow grease in a sentence

Jos lifted himself on his elbow, and fixing his shining eyes on Ramona, said in Spanish, "My mother asks if you are travellers?"
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
We must make more—much more—elbow room before the Turks get help from Asia or Constantinople.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Having paused a few seconds to recover breath, he brushed his hat with his elbow, and declared himself ready.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Just try it once, and you'll see how ingenious it is—only one must be careful not to throw out the elbow in turning out the wrist.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Lettice raised herself suddenly on her elbow and looked down at him with earnestness.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Abraham sighed and drew his sleeve across his mouth from the elbow to the tips of his fingers.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
With these words the matron dropped into her chair, and, once more resting her elbow on the table, thought of her solitary fate.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Then a sudden sound sent him on to one elbow—the thud of an approaching horse's hoofs.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Should the coating crack at the knee or elbow joints, it is merely necessary to retouch it slightly at those places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
A moment later there was Something nearly at his left elbow, and he smelt again the nameless, fœtid reek.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ELBOW GREASE

  • backbreaker
  • chore
  • daily grind
  • elbow grease
  • grind
  • gruntwork
  • labor
  • menial labor
  • rat race
  • slavery
  • struggle
  • sweat
  • toil
  • travail
  • workout
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.