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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELBOW GREASE

A little more soap and elbow grease, the women said, was the secret.

Plenty of soap and water, disinfectant, and elbow grease make a distemper prevention that is much better than any cure.

There it is; that's Injun tan, an' I hope you see that elbow grease is the main thing in tannin'.

Fat is the vulgar synonym for perquisites; elbow grease signifies labour; and Saint Monday is the favourite day of the week.

I learnt him how to talk Injun an' read rapids an' build a fire with tinder an' elbow grease.

The roundhouse men were careless and he decided to show them what “elbow grease” and industry could do.

In the field a string cleaner will do the business, but at once when you get to permanent camp use a rod and elbow grease.

"Less chin-wag going; you'll want all your energy for elbow grease," he exclaimed.

All I seen was the way he cranked the machine, and he didn't waste any elbow grease doin' it, either.

"Elbow grease" is the principal secret connected with the art of glossing linen.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ELBOW GREASE

drudgery

nounhard, tedious work
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