labor for


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labor for someone or something

to work on behalf of someone or something. I labored for them all day, and they didn't even thank me. I have labored for this cause for many years.
See also: labor

labor for something

to work in order to get something, such as money. I was laboring for a pittance, so I decided to get another job. I labor for the love of it.
See also: labor
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While the firm-determined product price exceeds marginal cost at the profit-maximizing quantity of output for a ppm, marginal revenue will equal marginal cost there; similarly, although the firm-determined wage is less than marginal revenue product at the profit-maximizing amount of labor for a rpm, marginal labor cost will equal marginal revenue product there.
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Because the family provided the labor supply for the farm, the work of men and women, girls and boys had to be coordinated and organized to complete the labor for the entire farm.