English version

grunt work

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrunt workˈgrunt work noun [uncountable] American English informal  WORK THAT somebody DOESthe difficult and uninteresting part of a job These guys do the grunt work in preparing tax returns.
Examples from the Corpus
grunt workI did grunt work for the secretary at the department twenty hours a week.Big Strong men for the grunt work of the world.
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