Break your neck - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
break your neck
break (one's) neck
To put forth a great deal of effort. I've been breaking my neck trying to get a passing grade this semester, so failing by two measly points is incredibly frustrating. Don't break your neck trying to please these people—they'll never appreciate it.
break your ˈneck (doing something/to do something) (informal) make a great effort: There’s no need to break your neck trying to get here by five. We can always wait for you.
References in periodicals archive
My wife said, `If you break your neck
again, you're calling your own ambulance,' ' Tinsley said, his eyes watering with laughter.
You can break your neck
, you can break your arm, you can get seriously injured,'' Phillips said.
The trick, of course, is to make sure you don't break your neck
in the process," noted Srikanth Sundararajan, co-founder and CEO of Pretzel Logic.