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English definition of “labour of love”

labour of love

C2 a piece of hard work that you do because you enjoy it and not because you will receive money or praise for it, or because you need to do it: He's always working on his car - it's a labour of love.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
(Definition of labour of love from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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