September 15, 2010

Idiom: elbow grease

"elbow grease"

Meaning: hard work; effort

Example: I don't like using that brand of car wax. It's very difficult to use. You'll need a little elbow grease just to remove it even if it has dried.

Last week's idioms:
until you're blue in the face
wet behind the ears
You've got to be kidding!
be broke