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donkey work

noun
1.
Informal. tedious, repetitious work; drudgery.
Also, donkeywork
[dong-kee-wurk, dawng‐, duhng‐] /ˈdɒŋ kiˌwɜrk, ˈdɔŋ‐, ˈdʌŋ‐/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of donkey work
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • In fact, the pioneering and donkey work has all been done, and the country only waits for us to step into our new inheritance.

    Sketches of the East Africa Campaign Robert Valentine Dolbey

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