hartiavoima

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hartia (shoulder) +‎ voima (power)

Noun[edit]

hartiavoima (usually in plural)

  1. (figuratively) one's physical strength
  2. (idiomatic) one's full effort; a corresponding English idiom is "shoulder to the wheel".
    Kun hän pääsi oikeustieteelliseen, hän tiesi, että hänen pitäisi tehdä hartiavoimin töitä pärjätäkseen.
    When he got to law school he knew he'd have to put his shoulder to the wheel to succeed.

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