Translation for 'back-breaking' from English to Russian
непосильный {adj} [о работе]back-breaking
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Translation for 'back-breaking' from English to Russian

непосильный {adj} [о работе]
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  • The thick rabbit and prickly-pear-ridden scrub of the brigalow and belah country was reclaimed from expiring leases in the 1920s and the back-breaking work of rendering it fit for agriculture did not bear fruit until the 1950s when wheat-growing became and remains a highly successful enterprise.
  • When Kevin (Marshall Allman) looks for a way to escape his back-breaking summer job, he enlists in the kitchen at an extreme summer camp with the hopes of spending his breaks on the half-pipe.
  • The major difference that distinguishes the Miami-style from other North American styles is the "Atras" or "Diagonal", back breaking steps performed backwards diagonally instead of moving forwards and backwards as seen in the New York style.
  • When framed in the context of the late 19th century, the chapters set in the Land of Toys also serve as social commentary: abandoning school means securing oneself a future with no other way to make a living but through hard back-breaking labor, and there are plenty of people (like the ruthless coachman) who will always try to take advantage of that.
  • The Alouettes were penalized 16 times in the game, the most back-breaking call coming late in the fourth quarter when Gerry Dattilio was called for clipping on an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown by Keith Baker.

  • The photographs do not show the back-breaking work of cultivation and harvest, but only offer a glimpse of spring plowing.
  • Flat-bottomed boats made of marine plywood carry the sand which has to be dug up from the river bed with waist-high waters – back-breaking work for those involved.
  • Croft work was hard, back-breaking work which yielded a subsistence living.
  • Most coal mines in China are worked by migrant workers who are forced to endure back-breaking, dangerous work in order to send money home. Some of them have additional schemes of their own.
  • It remains unknown whether the aim of the Chinese build up is America's "back breaking," but definitely its pace is not neck-breaking.

  • This back-breaking labor was often complicated by wet weather or parched soil, and a network of cut canes and roots from the previous year's planting.
  • Death via decapitation was the most common punishment unless the offender was of noble blood, when the offender would be killed by way of back-breaking, without shedding blood.
  • His mother's influence and her back-breaking labor, along with a backdrop of semi-criminal political graft in ward politics, influenced Curley's attitude on poverty and political organizing for the rest of his life.
  • Lured by the myth of the Gold Mountain (金山), she and her countrymen travel to Canada by the thousands to do the back-breaking work of blasting through the mountains to lay track.
  • While many men were needed for the back-breaking work of hauling a purse seine manually, the same work could be done by fewer men with a power block.

  • The Patriots raced to a 17–3 lead in the second quarter before Roethlisberger drove them down field and threw a back-breaking interception to Rodney Harrison at the Patriots 13-yard line; Harrison ran back the 87-yard touchdown and fans at Heinz began chanting for Tommy Maddox to come in to replace Roethlisberger.
  • His parents Nicolae and Maria Brâncuși were poor peasants who earned a meagre living through back-breaking labor; from the age of seven, Constantin herded the family's flock of sheep.
  • Most work was pre-mechanised, so back-breaking [...] work included ploughing the fields.
  • Hence the title of the book; Tressell paints the workers as "philanthropists" who throw themselves into back-breaking work for poverty wages to generate profit for their masters.
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