Put your shoulder to the grindstone

The Master uttered this advice to a co-worker many years ago.  A brilliant malaphor, it is a mix-up of “nose to the grindstone” and “put your shoulder to the wheel”.   As a grindstone is a type of wheel, the confusion unfolded and another masterpiece was born.

4 Comments on “Put your shoulder to the grindstone”

  1. Beverly says:

    BTW, what’s a grindstone?

  2. Your ol' pal says:

    Shoulder 2the wheel?

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