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spadework

noun [U] uk   /ˈspeɪd.wɜːk/ us    /-wɝːk/ UK
hard, sometimes boring work done in preparation for something: Now that the spadework's all been done, we can start to write the report itself.
Translations of “spadework”
in Chinese (Traditional) 艱難(枯燥)的準備工作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 艰苦(枯燥)的准备工作…
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