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Hercules' Labour

or The labour of an Hercules. Very great toil. Hercules was appointed by Eurystheus (3 syl.) to perform twelve labours requiring enormous strength or dexterity.

“It was more than the labour of an Hercules could effect to make any tolerable way through your town.” —Cumberland: The West Indian.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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