donkey-work

donkey work

noun
Informal. tedious, repetitious work; drudgery.
Also, donkeywork [dong-kee-wurk, dawng, duhng] .


Origin:
1915–20

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donkey-work
 
n
1.  groundwork
2.  US equivalent: draft-mule work drudgery

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