Idiom: scut work

Definition: boring, tedious, menial work


  • Some people think a lawyer’s workday is filled with dramatic courtroom moments. In reality, however, much of a lawyer’s day is filled with scut work — reading long documents, going to boring meetings, and doing paperwork.
  • Even the most advanced, forward-thinking projects involve lots of scut work. The results may be glamorous and impressive, but the actual work involved is not.


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