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addaword.gifdefinition of hard yards

noun
used to refer to a lot of hard work and effort that's needed to be successful, often unseen or unglamorous work
It just shows if you put in the hard yards and you learn you get your rewards.
Submitted on 01/03/2013 10:45:00
Definition of hard yards from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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