pick-and-shovel

pick-and-shovel
\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
: done with or as if with a pick and shovel : laborious, drudging

pick-and-shovel routine

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/pik"euhn shuv"euhl/, adj.
marked by drudgery; laborious: the pick-and-shovel work necessary to get a political campaign underway.
[1890-95]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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