grunt work


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grunt work

Work that is menial and often tedious. 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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With the cramped seating and impossibly long security lines, flying is the unpleasant grunt work of travel -- something you endure to make it to the better thing.
"It indicates that the US Department of Defense under Mattis is performing the grunt work of keeping the US-Qatari security relationship moving forward," Heras said.
Shelby: I know everybody has full plates, so when it comes down to grunt work, I usually suck it up and do it.
Moreover, the company designed Google's new flagship phones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, but without significant credit, causing one Bloomberg reporter to label the company as a "loser," having been relegated in the background, doing much of the grunt work unseen.
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It describes a manager who still does a little grunt work, such as coding, to "keep in touch with reality." In fact, many hands-on managers have a hands-off attitude, which makes for an ideal, independent working environment.
This is called running scut; it includes running specimens to the lab, wheeling patients to x-ray, drawing blood, fetching lab results, doing chart work, and learning a lot in spite of the grunt work. The older physicians do teach on rounds, and there is always a resident physician around.
With Stoffel, who usually does the legwork for his team, sitting on the right side and Taylor doing the grunt work, the pair from Minnesota State Mankato made a run in the second game to almost force a tiebreaker, but they came up short.
It does the grunt work, processing and evaluating design tradeoffs at a speed impossible for humans.
"It's all grunt work!" he replied, and offered to take me on as associate editor for issue 49-1, fall 2007.
"Besides being a great singer, Laurie did a lot of the grunt work behind the scenes.
One person even commented, "they are just a resource for any extra tasks" and "can take some of the grunt work away from me".