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?
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Instead, he describes his encounter with the culture of the "blues" in Self and Other dynamics and forgets that the black men he describes as a "tough a set of men as ever walked the American land" are also sons, fathers, and husbands who sang to pass the time while performing hard labor jobs or gruntwork because they were the only available employment (Lomax 213).
The touches of humour at the beginning, when Benny and his friend Chong try and fail at the limited amount of gruntwork jobs open to them, and the unexpected poignancy of the revelation why people are hiring hunters like Tom to dispose of zombies, make this novel considerably more thought-provoking than the label 'zombie novel' might suggest.
But when Orren's family is killed in a car accident, he is catapulted into sole ownership of their tobacco farm, and Aloma's dream is subsumed by the gruntwork of the farm.
Since we prefer to focus more on quality than quantity, the creative gruntwork that Fox puts into each telecast as it heads into its ninth season of covering the World Series, which starts Saturday in Detroit, won't be overlooked here.
The movie, based on the exploits of Doyle and Russo's real-life counterparts, Eddie Egan and Sonny Grasso (both of whom are on screen in cameo roles), vividly shows the dogged gruntwork involved in tracking down and capturing the largest heroin shipment ever intercepted in the U.
Helen Armstrong might feel at home among the women activists of today, many of whom take part in the anti-globalization movement's battles with riot police, while balancing much less exciting gruntwork of organizing with relationships and family commitments.
com)-- Come join Gruntworks on June 15th, 2016 to support local Veterans Charities at Brother Jimmy's BBQ, 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida.
All proceeds from this event and auction will go to two great Veteran Charities that are supported by Gruntworks.
Other finalists competing at this year's conference in the launch stage were Carts & Tools Technology (Corvallis), Dune Sciences (Eugene), Gruntworks (Portland) and Kiddologic (Carlton).
To carry out this programme the corps set up the Gruntworks in 2007--a state-of-the-art Squad Integration facility at Stafford, Virginia, operated by PM Mers and supported by Raytheon and its team partners.
Called the Gruntworks Research for Infantry Testing, or GRITT, the advanced facility originated with the Office of Naval Research that two years ago launched another high fidelity training system for Marines.
NEW YORK -- The United States Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) recently hosted a media day held at their Gruntworks Testing Facility to demonstrate the monumental improvements made in Marine Infantry Equipment.
Gruntworks - The Portland firm was founded by Scott Fouser, a real estate investor, as a virtual concierge for home repairs, maintenance and improvements.
Gruntworks, Portland - A virtual concierge for all repairs and maintenance.
GruntWorks, a Portland start-up that acts as conduit between property owners and service providers.