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    slave away

    Hello.

    Iíve been slaving away all day while youíve been out enjoying yourself.

    "Workind very hard" doesn't always carry a negative connotation, does it? What about "slaving away"?

    Thank you.


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    Re: slave away

    'Slaving away' carries a negative connotation.

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    Smile Re: slave away

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    Iíve been slaving away all day while youíve been out enjoying yourself.

    "Workind very hard" doesn't always carry a negative connotation, does it? What about "slaving away"?

    Thank you.
    Hello Daruma,

    Here is 'The French' naturally I am from France. To answer to your question I think hard it's normal if you like your job. But sometimes it is necessary to have a break, holidays for example. Do not forget one thing, if you are not the boss, your work helps the shareholders to win more money, but you stay with an fix salary.

    In conclusion, the work is not the only thing in the life, perhaps you can help old people in Japan who don't have enough money to live well.

    But it's just my mind.

    Have a nice day.


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    Smile Re: slave away

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    Iíve been slaving away all day while youíve been out enjoying yourself.

    "Workind very hard" doesn't always carry a negative connotation, does it? What about "slaving away"?

    Thank you.
    Working hard does not carry a negative connotation or denotation. However, using the expression "slaving away all day" more strongly shows annoyance or frustration on the part of the speaker than simply saying "working hard all day".

    The expression "slaving away" might not be viewed as the most favorable expression by some people sometimes.

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