not do a stroke of work

not do a stroke of work
not do a stroke of work do no work at all.
Main Entry: stroke

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  • not do a stroke of work — informal phrase to do no work at all You haven’t done a stroke of work all morning. Thesaurus: to not act, or to not do somethingsynonym Main entry: stroke * * * not (or never) do a stroke of …   Useful english dictionary

  • not do a stroke of work — informal to do no work at all You haven t done a stroke of work all morning …   English dictionary

  • stroke of work — noun a small amount of work. I fear I am going to fail my exams because I have not done a stroke of work this semester …   Wiktionary

  • not (or never) do a stroke of work — do no work at all. → stroke …   English new terms dictionary

  • stroke — ► NOUN 1) an act of hitting. 2) Golf an act of hitting the ball with a club, as a unit of scoring. 3) a sound made by a striking clock. 4) an act of stroking with the hand. 5) a mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush once across paper… …   English terms dictionary

  • stroke — stroke1 S3 [strəuk US strouk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(illness)¦ 2¦(swimming/rowing)¦ 3¦(sport)¦ 4¦(pen/brush)¦ 5 at a/one stroke 6 on the stroke of seven/nine etc 7 stroke of luck/fortune 8 stroke of genius/inspiration etc 9¦(hit) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stroke — 1 noun (C) 1 ILLNESS an occasion when a blood tube in your brain suddenly bursts or is blocked: He was paralyzed by a severe stroke | have/suffer a stroke: I m afraid your aunt has had a slight stroke. 2 SWIMMING/ROWING a) one of a set of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stroke — stroke1 [ strouk ] noun count ** ▸ 1 medical condition ▸ 2 unexpected event ▸ 3 a hit with hand/object ▸ 4 in swimming/rowing ▸ 5 when lightning hits something ▸ 6 hour sound of clocks ▸ 7 single pen/brush mark ▸ 8 hand movement ▸ 9 slash mark… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stroke — [[t]stro͟ʊk[/t]] ♦♦♦ strokes, stroking, stroked 1) VERB If you stroke someone or something, you move your hand slowly and gently over them. [V n] Carla, curled up on the sofa, was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat... [V n] She walked… …   English dictionary

  • stroke */*/ — I UK [strəʊk] / US [stroʊk] noun Word forms stroke : singular stroke plural strokes 1) a medical condition in which blood is suddenly blocked and cannot reach the brain, or in which a blood vessel in the brain breaks, often causing a loss of the… …   English dictionary

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