the fruits of (one's) labor

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the fruits of (one's) labor

The outcome or rewards of one's work or efforts. You worked hard this semester, and straight A's are the fruits of your labor. Please, have some fresh strawberries—they're the fruits of my labor in the garden.
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fruits of one's labor(s)

Fig. the results of one's work. We displayed the fruits of our labor at the county fair. What have you accomplished? Where is the fruit of your labors?
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After five years, Rideau, who frequently works 10 to 12 hours a day, happily reports that the fruits of her labor finally turned a profit in the first quarter of this year.
Fowler, an ethnologist with the University of Nevada in Reno, says the fruits of her labor are twofold.
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