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Vocabulary and idioms: work
In this lesson, a complement of lessons test and test here, I will give you more expressions and words about WORK.
This lesson will also give you several idioms which are often used in conversation. Pick and choose those attracting you!
Field work Working for nothing - no money!
|Work experience||Work schedule|
|Work ethic||Work surface|
|A donkey work|
The work surface Team work
|Busy work||Scut work|
|Back breaking work||Rewarding work|
|Freelance work||Humanitarian work|
|Seasonal work||Shift work|
|Collaborative work||Undercover work|
|A dirty work||Keep up the good work!|
A work of art A donkey work
|A backlog of work||A good day's work|
|A work of fiction||A work of art|
|Work in progress||A stroke of work|
|A back-breaking work||NSFW= Not Safe For Work|
To work like a horse!/ Work very very hard... To get one's work done
|To work one's way up||To work one's socks off|
|To work hand in hand||To work miracles / magic|
|To work stg out||To be worked up|
|To make short work of||To knock off work|
|To have/ get work done||To get down to work|
|To take on work||To get work done|
|To work for peanuts||To make light work of stg|
And a few idioms: many proverbs and sayings are mentioning "WORK"
(let's not forget that Anglo-Saxon work ethic is based on the moral benefit and the value of WORK:)
Only fools and horses work... To work oneself to the bones
- ... a maid of all works= a Jack of all trades : (a servant who does everything)
- "The devil finds work for idle hands to do" (Those who don't work are tempted to do evil...)
- "Team work makes the dream work"
- "Many hands makes light work" : group work is the key to success.
- "Only fools and horses work."
- "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...: Those who work too much without enjoying themselves are uninteresting people...
- "All play and no work makes Jack a silly boy!...: Those who enjoy themselves and never "work" will become stupid...
- "To throw the wrench in the works"
- "She worked her fingers to the bones..." = to work too much
- "To work like a dog/ like a Trojan/ like a mule/ like a slave/ like a horse!"
- "To work oneself into a lather..." : to become very upset.
An extensive selection from which to choose... The test should reassure you... I hope it will... I give you the FORCE...
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