All in a day's work - If something is all in a day's work, it is nothing special.
Devil finds work for idle hands - When people say that the devil finds work for idle hands, they mean that if people don't have anything to do with their time, they are more likely to get involved in trouble and criminality.
Do their dirty work - Someone who does someone's dirty work, carries out the unpleasant jobs that the first person doesn't want to do. Someone who seems to enjoy doing this is sometimes known as a 'henchman'.
Donkey work - Donkey work is any hard, boring work or task.
Have your work cut out - If you have your work cut out, you are very busy indeed.
Many hands make light work - This idiom means that when everyone gets involved in something, the work gets done quickly.
Noddy work - (UK) Unimportant or very simple tasks are noddy work.
Spanner in the works - (UK) If someone puts or throws a spanner in the works, they ruin a plan. In American English, 'wrench' is used instead of 'spanner'.
Throw a monkey wrench into the works - (USA) If you throw a monkey wrench into the works, you ensure that something fails.
Throw a spanner in the works - (UK) If you throw a spanner in the works, you cause a problem that stops or slows progress on something that was going well.
Work like a charm - If something works like a charm, it works perfectly.
Work like a dog - If you work like a dog, you work very hard.
Work the system - If people work the system, they exploit the state or similar setup to their advantage.
Work your fingers to the bone - If you work your fingers to the bone, you work extremely hard on something.
Work your socks off - If you work your socks off, you work very hard.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc,; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. værk, Goth. gawaúrki, Gr. 'e`rgon, ϝe`rgon, work, "re`zein to do, 'o`rganon an instrument, 'o`rgia secret rites, Zend verez, to work. √145. Cf. Bulwark Energy Erg Georgic Liturgy Metallurgy Organ Orgy Surgeon Wright
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weorc; Ice. verk, Ger. werk; further conn. with Gr. ergon.
The work is almost universally conducted by means of lectures, laboratory work, and recitations.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Work, work, work from morning to night, for next to nothing.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Illustrations and Working Drawings of Work Benches.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Men of the so-called working classes vote against it because they fear to add to the power of the so-called aristocracy.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It made hard work easy and all work a joy.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
No moral end has been answered, no permanent good effected, by any of their works.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
You were not only earning big pay, you were doing fine work, work that was leading somewhere.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
No one was inclined to work at all, let alone voluntarily work.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
During 1917 suffrage work was displaced by war work, of which Kentucky suffragists did a large share.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
In this way they were able to secure better wages, shorter hours of work, and safer mines in which to work.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
The work known as the Rescue Work of the Salvation Army is, to a certain extent, related to the Slum Work.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
It worked through him as a channel; and it worked through me.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It was well known that the only way to end the bad habit of work was to quit working.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Old MacBride wouldn't think the Company was prosperous if I wasn't working nights and Sundays.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
When the crewel-work hangings ceased to be the fashion, home work took another direction.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
But she could not get him to work for a living.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
I wish they could do a good day's work; but, then, I don't pay them for a day's work, white man's reckoning.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
This topic may be arranged in two parts: the work done at home and the work sent out.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Never since we last threw up works in front of the enemy, did the boys work with such a will.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Manning: Villages for Working Men and Working-Men's Homes.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Yet once more, the busy day
With its work hath passed away,
Yet once more I seek my bed,
As alive among the dead.
"An Evening Hymn" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Along thy sprucest bookshelves shine
The works thou deemest most divine-
The "Art of Cookery,"and mine,
"Impromptus" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Her heart was in the graveyard
Where lay her children three,
Nor work nor prayer could save them,
Nor tears of agony.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
“’I had—ah happy man!—I had
A precious jewel in my breast,
And while I kept it I was glad
At work, at rest!
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
I felt there was a God on high,
By whom all things were made;
I saw His wisdom and His power
In all his works displayed.
"In Memory Of A Happy Day In February" by Anne Bronte
"My father's business—that ye know
I cannot choose but do."
Mother, if he that work forego,
Not long he cares for you.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
Blackburn is proposing a four day work week wirh ten hour work days at City Hall, The Thomas Center and the City's H.R.
I never worked with Allison, and she never worked at the former Regent or current Townsquare Media stations, including WFGR.
But they (usually) work, and they work quickly.
You need to do a little work inside before cooking to make this work.
I'm always fascinated, Father Boyle, as much as I've read about your work, as many times as we've talked over the years, I'm always taken aback by how you got started in this line of work.
This is how comedians and entrepreneurs must work — by making countless small bets to discover what works.
I know the key works because when I use Microsoft Works, it functions correctly.
The opening work of the Smuin Ballet's triple bill at the Joyce Theater on Monday provides evidence of one of the most singular choreographic minds working in ballet today.
Mr Kipling 's last work is, to my mind, his best, and not easily comparable with the work of any other man.
Fewer people either working or looking for work, with the labor force participation rate hitting a 31-year low of 63.5 percent.
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: working with caring people who have a passion for providing justice and healing for abused children.
Working for the Working-Class Vote.
It's hard to imagine there was once a time when Mila Kunis was considered just another player of FOX's 'That '70s Show,' consdering the filmic body of work (and her own body of work) we know her by these days.
In 1988, 80-year-old Margaret Mee, who painted many of the flora of the Amazon during more than 30 years of work, sat down with Robert MacNeil to discuss her experiences and work.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, While gaining a strong work ethic from his father and a willingness and dedication from his mother, Gary Panttila has been working hard both mentally and physically.
Analytic work in this area is in its infancy; here we describe two examples of recent work on models that use ideas drawn from percolation theory.
Random graphs as models of networks
The method is considerably simpler than the approach followed in our earlier work, which was based on functional analytic arguments applied to variational representations and only worked in a very limited number of situations.
Weak-interaction limits for one-dimensional random polymers
If one wants to work with an explicit de Rham model of equivariant cohomology, one would like to avoid working with differential forms on the inﬁnite dimensional space EG.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
The work on “counts-in-cells” by Efstathiou et al. (1990) implicitly deals with the pro jected mass PDF in the linear regime, and the recent work of Dekel & Lahav (1999) studied this function in the context of “stochastic biasing”.
The Probability Distribution Function of Light in the Universe: Results from Hydrodynamic Simulations
The efforts to generalize these works to more general local toric surface geometries lead us to this work.
A Conjecture on Hodge Integrals
In addition to the work mentioned above, there are also many other works done on BLQH.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
However, further work is needed here to describe in physically interpretable terms, when the estimators work.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
The present paper extends this work to the quantum-mechanical context, solving some of the diﬃculties resulting from working with non-commuting operators.
Escort density operators and generalized quantum information measures
We shall work with X (µ) for µ := 1/16; this is not the optimal value of µ but is the cleanest to work with.
On random $\pm 1$ matrices: Singularity and Determinant
For d = 1 the above approach fails, because if α is small, then (30) will not work, if α is large, then we would have problems with (35), and it is not always possible to ﬁnd a value of α such that both inequalities would work.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
In all of the present work a fundamental role has been played by the C ∗ -property of the norm and the conjugation relations. A bundle structure of the spaces of 2-arrows appears, whereas in preceding works it was (implicitly or explicitly) a starting hypothesis.
2-C*-categories with non-simple units
Though this fact is stated in the physicists works as for example , , it is never satisfactorily worked out.
Tensor Representations of the General Linear Supergroup
Let us mention the work of Talagrand who, using some of the tools developed by Guerra , proved the validity of the Parisi formula for the partition function of Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model (Parisi’s original work uses the replica method, but it can be reformulated in cavity terms ).
The number of matchings in random graphs
If (α, Z, F ) ∈ pζ+n , A ∈ F + , A ⊆ A∗ and A′ ⊆ A works for F and r, then also A′ works for F + A∗ and r.
Generating ultrafilters in a reasonable way
The main purpose of the present work is to suggest a general deﬁnition of unpro jection, and to show that it indeed generalizes previous work done in the topic.
Towards a general theory of unprojection