Donkey Work – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

idiom of the day - donkey work

Donkey Work – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


hard, boring work


“Lucy and I make a great team because I do all the donkey work and she takes care of all the paperwork.”

“I didn’t want to do the donkey work and play into the hands of Tidal Bay.”

“Deano did his fair share of donkey work, but also came up with the goals so you’d think there’s no better person for Mangan to learn off..


  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    Why do I have to do all _______________ while you get to do the interesting stuff?
    A. fight like cat and dog
    B. down at heel
    C. the donkey work
    D. bone of contention
  2. Describe a part-time job that you have done. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – What the job was
    – Where you did this job
    – What you had to do for this job
    And explain why you liked it or didn’t like it

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