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hard work

This page is about the collocation hard work

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

any activity that requires a lot of energy or concentration

For example

  • Moving all that furniture was hard work.

  • I didn't know that learning a language was such hard work.

Quick Quiz

Which would most people call "hard work"?

a. driving to work

b. printing a document

c. climbing a mountain

Contributor: Matt Errey