shlep


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(Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person

a tedious or difficult journey

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walk or tramp about

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pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance

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Rest assured that our boy Adam ain't about to mess with his lucrative persona as an infantilized jerk and the king of the good-natured gross-out flick, which, in this incarnation, sees him endowed with an eighties wig and masturbatory habits and a constant can of Bud, the better to shlep through another of those plots whose sole purpose is to find reasons to exhibit bulges in the front of pants and poop in the back, to display arcing streams of pee, to wink at other bodily fluids shot onto tissues or staining a once very white Vera Wang wedding gown, and to apply the venerable art of cinema to the close-up appreciation of the orange spackles in a heaping pile of yellow vomit.
Another organizes weekly pickups from buildings whose residents are willing to donate food but can't take the time to shlep it to the homeless shelter.
SHLEP (the Self-Help Law Express), a Web site that covers unbundling and self-help, calls unbundling "a win-win scenario for lawyers and consumers of legal services.
On the home front, she depends heavily on 20-year-old offspring Tim (Khan Chittenden) to shlep her around and shoulder much of the responsibility for minding brother Mark (Richard Wilson), who was brain-damaged at birth (though his dialogue is awfully precocious).
Yiddish speech patterns are seen in such rhyming terms as virus schmirus and Charley Schmarley and in the borrowing of such words as schmooz, nebish, schmaltz, nosh, and shlep.
Finally, to understand what New Yorkers are talking about (tawkinabow), any newcomer unfamiliar with Basic Yinglish will need to take a crash course to grasp such classic locutions as shlep (to lug, carry), kvetch (complain, whine), shmuck (a dope, jerk, in Yiddish a penis), shmeer (to spread or a spread), and oy (an untranslatable exclamation that Leo Rosten describes as not a word but a vocabulary).
But last weekend we still had to shlep to Canada, where the government not only tolerates, but truly recognizes a commitment to low cost prescription drugs.
And guess who will be used as the mules to shlep the bombs?