elbow grease


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the use of energy to do something

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Rinse the sponge clean, then return to the window and rub at the stain with a spot of elbow grease.
The annual wash down took place at the cathedral's west screen using a huge cherry picker and a large portion of elbow grease.
For the industrious youngsters from the 54th Middlesbrough (Coulby Newham) Sunnyside pack were to need all the elbow grease they could muster for their shoe shine in the town's Cleveland Centre in March 1984.
Strut your stuff by using a little hydraulic fluid, MIL-PRF-5606, applied to a clean cloth and a little elbow grease to clean the struts.
I grow much of my own food, cycle, irrigate my garden with rainwater, eschew "disposable" containers, dry my laundry out of doors, mend things that break and use elbow grease not power tools.
Only dedication and elbow grease can save the day, in this playful storybook with an important message, highly recommended for parents to read aloud to young children.
Brown and Lyle located the C99 and, with a little elbow grease, restored the machine to its original state.
The solution consists of one part technology--albeit mostly legacy--one part elbow grease, and one part a "secret weapon" resource provided by the state, www.
Now -- thanks to the elbow grease, time and resources of some dedicated parents, teachers and community volunteers -- there are fruit trees, a greenhouse, recycling equipment, and an amphitheater used as an outdoor nutrition classroom on a plot of land that sat vacant for 30 years.
Renovations were necessary; so, with a little over $100,000 and a lot of elbow grease and prayer the work got done.
Ogden City event sponsors supplied all painting and repair materials, while ASMC members contributed elbow grease and enthusiasm.
Excessive use of water risked damaging the tiles, so after some experimentation, workers discovered the winning combination was seven "wishabs" an hour and lots of elbow grease.
The scrubbing strip allows users to add extra elbow grease to scuff marks and other spots without bending down.
But while the culprits--allergens--can be found in everything from air vents to bed sheets to carpets, experts note they can be kept under control--and red eyes to a minimum--through a combination of common sense, elbow grease and technology.
Proper restoration of old guns is an expensive, labor-intensive process requiring lots of elbow grease.