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It is sometimes reported in the form of a snipe hunt, a prank where an apprentice or recruit is sent on an errand to retrieve "elbow grease" by their supervisor.
In popular culture
- GMC's advertisement for their heavy duty vans and trucks shows a few men failing to move a small boulder. Frustrated and defeated, at once a GMC van backs onto the scene with the surprise of the men upon discovering several large barrels of elbow grease in the rear of the van.
- In the role playing video game Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the blacksmith Sunshine from the town of Yallam reforges rusted items, boasting that "a little elbow grease" will make them shine.