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beaver away

To work industriously and at great length at some task, project, or goal. Likened to a beaver working ceaselessly on a dam. She's been beavering away for years to earn her law degree, and after all that work, she finished first in her class. I brought you some lemonade, since you've been beavering away planting flowers in the back yard all day!
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THERE are many faceless people who beaver away at grassroots football.
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Many residents across the town beaver away behind the scenes in conjunction with the police but they realise that to advertise this fact can only result in them being in the firing line - as this family constantly are.
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Unfortunately this is really the last we clearly hear from the European Festival Orchestra as for the next two and three quarter hours they beaver away at their instruments on a cleverly designed stage behind the band but lose an unequal struggle with modern amplification and all we really hear is Yes.
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As Astra's lawyers beaver away over the next few months in an attempt to extend Losec's patent, the uncertainty is likely to take its toll on the shares.