drive (oneself) into the ground

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drive (oneself) into the ground

To work oneself to the point of illness or exhaustion. If you keep working 80-hour weeks, you'll drive yourself into the ground sooner than later.
See also: drive, ground
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using triple saw cuts to create a pointed end to drive into the ground.
Then, kinetic energy from leg drive into the ground is transferred back up through the body and out the hands.
Parents would be allowed to drive into the grounds, where a turning area would be created.