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labour of love

C2 a ​piece of hard ​work that you do because you ​enjoy it and not because you will ​receivemoney or ​praise for it, or because you need to do it: He's always ​working on his ​car - it's a labour of ​love.
(Definition of labour of love from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “labour of love”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出于爱好而做的困难工作, 甘愿做的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出於愛好而做的困難工作, 甘願做的事…
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