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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This comforted me somewhat until it occurred to me that if he had lived a century earlier, invested his money in a horse and a pair of pistols, and taken to the road, his object--that of wresting from others the fruits of their labor without rendering them an equivalent--would have been exactly the same, and his risk far greater, for it would have included risk of the gallows.
Tolstoy gave me heart to hope that the world may yet be made over in the image of Him who died for it, when all Caesars things shall be finally rendered unto Caesar, and men shall come into their own, into the right to labor and the right to enjoy the fruits of their labor, each one master of himself and servant to every other.
Unsuprisingly the duo are over the moon that Mayadah's fans are so happy with the fruits of their labor.
Naab firmly believes that Erbil's international airport will be the "jewel of the Middle East" and that Kurds need to work hard to enjoy the fruits of their labor.It is a widely known fact that Kurdistan's economic situation has progressed remarkably, and its political and security situation has played a huge role in this progress.
The fruits of their labor are evident in the recipes that fill Gift of Southern Cooking.
After all, many employees will feel much more involved--and more productive--if they can see the fruits of their labor. However, you don't want to inundate managers and key employees with reams of reports.
"It was great because they got to experience the fruits of their labor ...
No doubt Character Lines' bottom line will continue to show the fruits of their labor.
A small but growing group of businesses and nonprofit organizations is working to introduce to American consumers products that are "fairly traded," i.e., which treat producers ethically, offering a fair price for the fruits of their labor, and harvest raw materials sustainably.
Clark paints a grim picture of men behaving badly; drinking the fruits of their labor with little regard for their wives and children who were frequently beaten for their pains, and mocking those men who sought to improve or distance themselves from such macho pursuits.
These same agreements, however, say nothing about the rights of workers to organize or to receive a just share of the fruits of their labor. Such trade agreements therefore encourage a "race to the bottom": workers are often forced to cede bargaining power within the workplace to corporate leaders who threaten to move jobs to nations where unemployment is very high and independent labor unions or wage standards are virtually non-existent.
And yet, in spite of considerable and increasing wealth and more education, too many of Black "good-lifers" are dying prematurely before they can truly enjoy the fruits of their labor. Although alert and responsive to career and financial opportunities, all too often Black "good-lifers" access the healthcare system and make time for health in an episodic and crisis-oriented fashion.
Two secretive chip designers will show the fruits of their labors at the Microprocessor Forum in October.
At the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston this week, his team displayed the fruits of their labors: a planetwide map of Mars that reveals both color and topography.