Meaning of “do (all) the donkey work” in the English Dictionary


"do (all) the donkey work" in English

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do (all) the donkey work

UK informal

to do the hard, boring part of a job:

Why should I do all the donkey work while you sit around doing nothing?

(Definition of “do (all) the donkey work” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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