Labor of love

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British pronunciation/lˈeɪbəɹ ɒv lˈʌv/
American pronunciation/lˈeɪbɚɹ ʌv lˈʌv/
labor of love
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a task that is done only for the sake of one's pleasure and not for any rewards of any kind

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What is the origin of the idiom "labor of love" and when to use it?

The idiom "labor of love" originated from the combination of two concepts: "labor," which refers to work or effort, and "love," which signifies deep affection or passion. The idiom is used to emphasize that the motivation behind an endeavor comes from a personal sense of fulfillment, enjoyment, or commitment, rather than external factors.

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Mrs. Smith finds teaching young children to be a labor of love.
Knitting the lace shawl was a labor of love because of the yarn's intricate stitch pattern.
The renovations to the historic building were, by all accounts, a labor of love, with meticulous attention to detail and preservation.
Running the animal shelter is a labor of love for Jane.
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