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!
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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

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?
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He's very fit and never takes a backward step, doing a lot of the grunt-work.
It's like another one of those grunt-work jobs,'' Leist said, ``but if the linebackers get a lot of tackles, then we know we did our job.
Once automated, your traders can focus on your business strategy, and less on the grunt-work of trading, canceling, and replacing.
The Hart High graduate, whose Cal State Northridge role shifted from high-profile weekend starter to grunt-work reliever at midseason, led the Big West Conference-champion Matadors with 11 victories last spring as a senior.
Once automated, you can focus on your business strategy, and less on the grunt-work of trading.