hartiavoima

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

hartia (shoulder) +‎ voima (power)

NounEdit

hartiavoima (usually in plural)

  1. (figuratively) one's physical strength
  2. (idiomatic) one's full effort; a corresponding English idiom is "shoulder to the wheel".
    Kun hän pääsi oikeustieteelliseen, hän tiesi, että hänen pitäisi tehdä hartiavoimin töitä pärjätäkseen.
    When he got to law school he knew he'd have to put his shoulder to the wheel to succeed.

Related termsEdit

  • hartiapankki

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 26 February 2014, at 21:33