Skip to Content

EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

elbow grease

Meaning: physical effort, hard work

For example:

  • If we put a bit more elbow grease into this, we can finish the job today.

  • Polishing the floor needs a fair bit of elbow grease.

Quick Quiz:

You'll need to put some elbow grease into
  1. scrubbing the walls
  2. writing the report
  3. cooking the dinner

Discuss: elbow grease

Slang of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Privacy & Terms | Contact | Report error
© 1997-2014 EnglishClub