HARD WORK


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Photo courtesy Sasha





Let’s call it a day:  Let’s stop working now, we’ve done enough.

I’m beat:  I’m really tired!

It’s back to the grind: I have to go back to work. Vacation is over.

It’s easier said than done:  You can talk about doing something great, but it’s hard to actually do.

Can’t hold a candle:  “My new tractor can’t hold a candle to the old one! What a waste of money!”  [Long ago, before electricity, when people had to work at night, one person had the job of holding a candle for the person working. The person holding the candle was not as talented as the person working. Someone or something that “can’t hold a candle” means it is really bad quality.]

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