grunt work


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grunt work

Boring, tiresome tasks or activities. Get one of those interns to do this grunt work—that's what they're here for!
See also: grunt, work

grunt work

Fig. work that is menial and thankless. During the summer, I earned money doing grunt work. I did all of the grunt work on the project, but my boss got all of the credit.
See also: grunt, work

grunt work

and shit work
n. hard, menial labor; tedious work. (Work that a lesser person ought to be doing.) Who is supposed to do the grunt work around here? Not me! Why am I always doing the shit work?
See also: grunt, work
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They have opened my eyes to new opportunities and, trust me, they have been responsible for a lot more than the grunt work.
With every hit song, there's a man doing the grunt work that holds it all together.
Thankfully, Microsoft has taken the grunt work out of explaining that process.
Perhaps if your brother - and I'm speculating - were to accept working for a lower pay or even begin doing grunt work at the bottom of the ladder, he would have been employed.
If you always wanted to open a Pizza Shop, this is a great opportunity as all the grunt work has been done.
Once you come up with a hypothesis based on your intuition as a human, you can turn over a lot of grunt work to the computer," he added.
The Army is considering taking over much of the grunt work that in recent years has been performed by contractors, such as maintaining helicopters and fixing trucks.
Now, outsourcing the grunt work is how things started out in the drug discovery business, too, and it makes sense, but we're going to have to look out that we don't go down the same chute into the dumpster as Boeing's project did.
Analysts are typically recent undergraduates who work long hours and do a fair bit of grunt work.
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It was just my luck that Treasure (Films) rang up," said Holly, who after a certain amount of grunt work became an assistant to Treasure's Rob Walpole ("I Went Down," "The Eclipse") and even spent a six-month stint making a Roddy Doyle-authored stop-motion animation film at a castle in Westmeath.
Falcons conditioning head Andy Smith has revealed he will cut back some of the heavy weight-based grunt work in order to deliver a squad that can carry out Tait's gameplan to the letter.
People just don't want to do the grunt work anymore and a lot of the Elders who do have the knowledge of tanning hide are passing on," said Jobin about the labour-intensive process of tanning hide.
Were it not for the acumen and diligent grunt work of friends, associates, and admirers, Spicer's now-growing legacy as a seminal twentieth-century poet might have remained an insider's secret.
The result was a bitterly fought election that featured such modern contrivances as carefully orchestrated newspaper attacks, fundraising, opinion polls, dirty tricks, and the growing recognition that elections could not be won without political parties to do the grunt work.