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Definition of "piece of work" [piece of work]

  • A product or manufactured article, especially an item of art or craft. (noun)
  • A person who has a strong and unusual personality, especially one with seriously unpleasant character flaws (e.g. a nasty piece of work). (noun)

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Use "piece of work" in a sentence
  • "Fate was kind to Miss Liston, and provided her with most suitable patterns for her next piece of work at Poltons itself."
  • "Just in proportion as one esteems "authority" will one give heed to the pronouncement of the presidential address before the British Association, yet for its own intrinsic sake it is a piece of work which cannot be ignored."
  • "This would be truly amazing piece of work by the codemakers, to turn an eighteenth-century inscription into a message that indicates precisely those four sites—one which is a modern spot height and another a railway bridge built in the 1870s!"