elbow grease

elbow grease (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
    Synonyms: elbow juice
    • 2019 Sunny, "Violet's Adventure", Sunny Day
      Some soapy water and a little elbow grease and we'll have the Glam Van clean in no time.

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