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heavy lifting

noun, Informal.
1.
hard work:
A team of researchers did the heavy lifting for the author.
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  • He had been porter in a store, but the heavy lifting made him cough.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • There is no help needed; no heavy lifting and carrying of hives to and from the tree.

    Bee Hunting John Ready Lockard
  • There is heavy lifting to be done, but generally a lad in the neighbourhood can be hired to come for part of the day to help.

    The Canadian Girl at Work Marjory MacMurchy
  • With some hard work and heavy lifting I got another good deadfall built that day.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • Luther Hansen was master of ceremonies in the backyard, and relieved Silas of the heavy lifting.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
Slang definitions & phrases for heavy lifting

heavy lifting

noun phrase

The hardest work: Baker reckons that he has done most of the heavy lifting, whereas it is his friend who got first prize/ It's going to be some really heavy lifting (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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