- hard work: A team of researchers did the heavy lifting for the author.
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Examples from the Web for heavy lifting
It is long past time for the drab Republican stalwarts to turn to a low-key but heavy-lifting leader.Give Steele a Reality Show
November 14, 2010
The professionals can afford to leave people in less precarious situations to them and focus on the heavy-lifting jobs.What Haiti Can Teach Chile
March 1, 2010
It is not, however, the kind of strength involved in heavy-lifting.