Let’s roll up our elbows and get to work

This one is a mash-up of “roll up your sleeves” and “elbow grease”, both idioms describing working hard.  Rolling up the elbows fuses those idioms together very nicely and describes applying oneself to the task at hand perhaps better and certainly more succinctly!  By the way, this is another one of the master’s gems.

One Comment on “Let’s roll up our elbows and get to work”

  1. Xavier Lesaffre says:


    This is really what I was meaning!
    Thank you for your blog; I find it really interesting!

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