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    do the donkey work

    What does it mean ?

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    Re: do the donkey work

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    What does it mean ?
    While the donkey pulls the cart, its owner walks beside the cart. The donkey does the grunt-work, the (heavy) labour. The donkey is a slave, sort to speak. :wink:

    grunt (verb/noun), low gutteral sound made to express discontent.

    All the best,

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    Re: do the donkey work

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    What does it mean ?
    While the donkey pulls the cart, its owner walks beside the cart. The donkey does the grunt-work, the (heavy) labour. The donkey is a slave, sort to speak. :wink:

    grunt (verb/noun), low gutteral sound made to express discontent.

    All the best,
    Thank you

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    Re: do the donkey work

    You're welcome. :D

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