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We set to work with might and main.
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Sentence #22843

We set to work with might and main.
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Wir gingen nach Leibeskräften an die Arbeit.
我々[われわれ] は[] 全力[ぜんりょく] を[] つくし[] て[] 仕事[しごと] に[] 取り掛かっ[とりかかっ] た[] 。[]
Ми приступили до роботи з усією силою.
Ми почали працювати чимдуж.


Nov 24th 2012, 14:13
"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."

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