To act as a dogsbody, to do menial work.
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Origin of Dogsbody
dog's + body. 1818, British navy slang, originally derogatory reference to unappetizing pease pudding (compare dog's breakfast), as if it were made of mashed dog meat. In 20th century applied to low-ranked sailors, thence menial servants in wider usage.
British slang naval rations (obsolete), midshipman
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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