yeoman's service

yeoman's service

Service that is good enough, but in no way extravagant. This rickety wooden ladder has done me yeoman's service over the years, but now it's time to upgrade.
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Having said that, I would like to acknowledge that Khawar Ali (previous vice-captain), who has been around for a long time, has done a yeoman's service to the team and Oman Cricket.
Apparent quid pro quo for the yeoman's service is Rafale contract on the anvil at India's Supreme Court.
House here on Friday, he said it was a yeoman's service to make the disabled useful citizens, adding that serving the ailing humanity was a worship.
Since inception, the association has rendered yeoman's service in nurturing Goan culture and spirit among the large number of Goan expatriates.
But he also knew and loved credit unions, and did yeoman's service in advocating our interests at a time when governmental affairs wasn't always a priority in the movement.
Platforms such as TELECON have been doing yeoman's service in this regard.
He thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his government for rendering a yeoman's service to the Islamic Ummah through his magnanimity.
Either the Ruger ($859) or the Taurus ($800) will provide yeoman's service. It's worth noting that both typically sell for significantly less than suggested retail price, so you're saving literally hundreds of dollars--possibly over a thousand--by choosing one of them.
Cricket acadamies have also done yeoman's service to the game.
He extended his gratitude to the force for becoming the friends of the hill people through their yeoman's service by wearing a human face while serving the nation.
This effort continued, of course, with the subsequent document on honors colleges, upon which Peter himself did yeoman's service: "Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors College." By articulating these honors characteristics, NCHC was defining itself and its values.
Oster does a yeoman's service by dispelling a widely held myth that AIDS has spread in Africa primarily due to the undisciplined exercise of libido--in simple terms, the idea that Africans have more sex and more sexual partners.
The author has done yeoman's service to writers within the defense and national-security arena.
Her partner, Bourtasenkov, a good dancer who did yeoman's service filling in for an injured Marin Boieru, has a stagy acting style that was ill suited to the spare aesthetic of Duo Concertant.
For assistance on this, Rachlin hitches on to Plato's ship for a while and does yeoman's service with the Hellenic's abstract world of forms as nothing other than totally of the lived world.