'Donkey work' Meaning
What does the saying 'Donkey work' mean?
Donkey work is any hard, boring work or task.
Contributor: Roger Liew
Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- In donkey's years
- Do their dirty work
- For donkey's years
- Work your fingers to the bone
- Work your socks off
- Work like a dog
- Devil finds work for idle hands
- Talk the hind legs off a donkey
- Many hands make light work
- Work your tail off
- Have your work cut out
- All in a day's work
- Like giving a donkey strawberries
- Work the system
- Noddy work
- All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
- Donkey's years
- Work like a charm
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