labour of love | labor of love

This page is about the idiom labour of love | labor of love.

Meaning: A labour of love is work that's done for pleasure or for someone's benefit rather than for money.

For example:

  • Hiroko's website was a labour of love that he made so that people could learn about jazz and blues music.

  • Bill would never waste his time on a labor of love. He's only interested in making money.

Note: "Labour" is the British spelling and "labor" is the American spelling.

Quick Quiz:

Karen's book is a labour of love, so she doesn't really care about

a. how good it is

b. making money from it

c. anything except books

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Contributor: Matt Errey