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.
The elbow-grease of thinking was always distasteful to him, and had no doubt been so when he conceived and carried out this work.
But hard work was not their way of life; wits they believed worth more than elbow-grease.
If a mahogany table was to be made to shine, it was elbow-grease that the operation needed.