What is piece of work?

  • (noun): A product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing.
    Synonyms: work

Famous quotes containing the words piece of work, piece of, work and/or piece:

    What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god—the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I’m right here to tell you, mister. There ain’t nobody gonna push me off my land. My grandpa took up this land seventy years ago. My pa was born here. We was all born on it. And some of us was killed on it. And some of us died on it. That’s what makes it ourn. Bein’ born on it. And workin’ on it. And dyin’ on it. And not no piece of paper with writin’ on it.
    Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977)

    My life’s work has been accomplished. I did all that I could.
    Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)

    The other 1000 are principally the ‘old Yankee stock,’ who have lost the town, politically, to the Portuguese; who deplore the influx of the ‘off-Cape furriners’; and to whom a volume of genealogy is a piece of escape literature.
    —For the State of Massachusetts, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)