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Synonyms for donkeywork

hard monotonous routine work

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One of the men who could do the donkeywork for Jones is midfielder Jeff Whitley, surely the shrewdest signing Carey has made.
Schulte did all the donkeywork behind the net and eventually he found Ward who had taken position on the edge of the crease and he scored the first goal of the season.
There will be only so long Mathieu Flamini can take sole responsibility for the donkeywork.
By then a lot of the donkeywork had already been done, but there were other issues and a key step forward was the appointment of Tom Kinane as general manager - a good, young fellow.
He does not begrudge the fact that Bob Geldof was elevated to virtual sainthood after Band Aid,even though Midge did a lot of the musical donkeywork.
He steadied himself, showed no degree of nervousness and completed the donkeywork allowing Cavlan room to express.
Killishin Masai has managed to lead for something like 1600m in two encounters here and Hall Green prior, and can again do the donkeywork this evening.
Although the Kent-based duo got the official Irish Stud Book credit as breeders of the Classic victors, the donkeywork was cut out by Ian and Brenda Seymour in Co.
GUTSY Inglis Drever had to do his own donkeywork in Aintree's Scottish & Newcastle Hurdle, but all he got for his efforts was a last-gasp defeat at the hands of Irish raider Al Eile.
If the favourite has the benefit of a likely pacemaker in Honoured Guest, he is not alone in that respect because both Goldikova and Natagora have stablemates to do the donkeywork.
Eventually, Shahin was forced to do the donkeywork in front, and his trainer Marcus Tregoning, rueing the lack of pace, said: "The slow gallop was all against us - he really needs two miles.