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Work like a Trojan

Posted by ESC on January 28, 2003

In Reply to: Trojan? posted by Mister on January 28, 2003

: Can someone please tell me the meaning of 'Doing a trojan job'?

: Thanks

I've heard "work like a Trojan," meaning work hard. See Meaning No. 2 below:

From (Accessed January 28, 2003)

Main Entry: 1Tro·jan
Pronunciation: 'trO-j&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin trojanus of Troy, from Troia, Troja Troy, from Greek TrOia
Date: 14th century
1 : a native or inhabitant of Troy
2 : one who shows qualities (as pluck, endurance, or determined energy) attributed to the defenders of ancient Troy
3 : a gay, irresponsible, or disreputable companion