One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Produce something dull or tedious slowly and laboriously.‘I must grind out some more fiction’
produce, generate, crank out, turn outView synonyms
- ‘The entrepreneur who is on the verge of dismal failure, grinds it out and builds a successful business.’
- ‘He growled slowly, seemingly having great difficulty grinding the words out.’
- ‘Anne McCaffrey, bless her ink-stained fingers, keeps grinding them out.’
- ‘He said: ‘I know it wasn't all that pretty but we keep grinding the results out even though we are missing some good players.’’
- ‘I think there's a realization, obviously, that, look, we're going to go through a process, and it's in the courts now, and the machinery is going to have to grind it out, and it's going to take some time.’
- ‘We ground it out in the trenches, creating the identity of the magazine issue by issue.’
- ‘Right now I'd be grinding it out on Wall Street and probably hating life.’
- ‘I've had six years at this club and the situation we're in now is terrible but we've just got to keep going and grind results out.’
- ‘These last couple of months, I'll grind it out and see if I'm in the plans for next year or not.’
- ‘Gradually, however, productivity improvements have been ground out and Germany's relative unit labour costs have fallen.’
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