Definition of grind something out in US English:

grind something out

phrasal verb

  • Produce something dull or tedious slowly and laboriously.

    ‘I must grind out some more fiction’
    • ‘He growled slowly, seemingly having great difficulty grinding the words out.’
    • ‘Right now I'd be grinding it out on Wall Street and probably hating life.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘The entrepreneur who is on the verge of dismal failure, grinds it out and builds a successful business.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We ground it out in the trenches, creating the identity of the magazine issue by issue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    produce, generate, crank out, turn out
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