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We set to work with might and main.

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linked by ChickenKiev, 2010-09-04 20:28

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Sentence #22843

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We set to work with might and main.

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deu
Wir gingen nach Leibeskräften an die Arbeit.
epo
Ni tutforte eklaboris.
jpn
我々は全力をつくして仕事に取り掛かった。
ukr
Ми приступили до роботи з усією силою.
ukr
Ми почали працювати чимдуж.

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halfb1t 2012-11-24 14:13 link permalink

"Might and main" is both adverb and noun. It's an adverb in "We set to work might and main." Melville uses it this way. It's also a cliché, and would find its most typical use as a noun in "We set to work with all our might and main."