heavy lifting


noun Informal.

hard work: A team of researchers did the heavy lifting for the author.

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Contemporary Examples of heavy lifting

  • It is long past time for the drab Republican stalwarts to turn to a low-key but heavy-lifting leader.

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    Give Steele a Reality Show

    John Batchelor

    November 14, 2010

  • The professionals can afford to leave people in less precarious situations to them and focus on the heavy-lifting jobs.

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    What Haiti Can Teach Chile

    Joshua Robinson

    March 1, 2010

Historical Examples of heavy lifting