Donkey work 單調乏味的工作

Image caption A donkey with a colourful saddle on the Greek island of Santorini


那些單調乏味的工作,或者是苦力活兒都可以被稱為 donkey work.


I am tired of doing the donkey work while my workmates get all the fun and creative tasks.

If you want a promotion, you have to do a lot of donkey work first.


短語 donkey's years 意思是很長的一段時間,這是一個非正式表達。

I've been living in this house for donkey's years.