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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

  (American informal)
hard work that is not very interesting Her job was nothing glamorous - a lot of grunt work drafting agreements for others to sign.
See donkey work
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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