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13:05 Jan 26, 2011
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Slang
Portuguese term or phrase: FRETE
Como traduzir para inglês a frase "FAZ O FRETE"? (FRETE no sentido de encargo difícil, estopada, aborrecimento.)
Manuel O


Summary of answers provided
4 +3grunt work
Lesley Sogl
4 +2donkey workMarlene Curtis
4hard graft
Nick Taylor
4does it grudgingly
Verginia Ophof
3take up the slack
T o b i a s
3spadework
kashew


Discussion entries: 4





  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
grunt work


Explanation:
Grunt work - work that is menial and thankless.

Example sentence(s):
  • During the summer, I earned money doing grunt work. I did all of the grunt work on the project, but my boss got all of the credit.
Lesley Sogl
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun
16 mins
  -> Thank you Salvador and Gry

agree  Muriel Vasconcellos
14 hrs
  -> Thanks Muriel!

agree  Amy Duncan
21 hrs
  -> Thanks Amy!
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
hard graft


Explanation:
hard graft

Nick Taylor
Local time: 23:19
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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spadework


Explanation:
spadework - Definition of spadework at YourDictionary.com

preparatory work for some main project, esp. when tiresome or difficult. noun.

kashew
France
Local time: 00:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
donkey work


Explanation:
What does 'donkey work' mean?
2 posts - 1 author - Last post: May 3, 2009
Charlie doesn't like getting too tired so he gets his assistant to do all the donkey work. (a) academic work (b) artwork (c) homework ...
www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic38666.html

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http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/do-all-th...

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Note added at 21 mins (2011-01-26 13:27:34 GMT)
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Creio ser o trabalho enfadonho e cansativo que ninguém quer fazer.

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Note added at 33 mins (2011-01-26 13:39:11 GMT)
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To do the "donkey work".

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Note added at 7 hrs (2011-01-26 20:16:40 GMT)
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Para manter a gíria.

Marlene Curtis
United States
Local time: 19:19
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 32
Notes to answerer
Asker: obrigado, marlene. é uma boa hipótese.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  MariaFilomena
12 mins
  -> Grata!

agree  Gilmar Fernandes
7 hrs
  -> Grata Gilmar!
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
does it grudgingly


Explanation:
does it unwillingly with a bad attitude/grumpy/sulky etc

displaying or reflecting reluctance or unwillingness

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Adv. 1. grudgingly - in a grudging manner; "he grudgingly agreed to have a drink in a hotel close by"

Verginia Ophof
Belize
Local time: 17:19
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
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2 days5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
take up the slack


Explanation:
"Another period of shouting on our part, but
this time we waited with greater equanimity for
the answering hail. We told them the hose
would immediately be sent down. We told them
to take up the slack and stand by for food."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1561713/pdf/canm...

i.e. do something useful instead of doing nothing

"When I complained to the assistant dean running the program, she told me it was my responsibility to take up the slack & teach them what they needed in order to catch up."
http://suburbdad.blogspot.com/2006/04/gap.html

i.e. do the work the assistant dean didn't have time to do.


2. Fig. to do what needs to be done; to do what has been left undone. Do I have to take the slack up? Jill did her job poorly and I have to take up the slack.
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take up the slack

T o b i a s
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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