Definition of elbow grease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


elbow grease

BrE BrE//ˈelbəʊ ɡriːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈelboʊ ɡriːs//
[uncountable] (informal)
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the effort used in physical work, especially in cleaning or polishing something Using the right tool can save a lot of elbow grease.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elbow grease