grunt work(redirected from grunt-work)
Boring, tiresome tasks or activities. Get one of those interns to do this grunt work—that's what they're here for!
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.
grunt workand 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?