strain away

strain away (at something)

to work very hard, continuously, at doing something. She strained away at her weights, getting stronger every day. She was straining away on the rowing machine when we came in.
See also: away, strain
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And the two simple-minded youngsters at the sculls feel quite proud of being allowed to row such wonderful oarsmen as Jack and Tom, and strain away harder than ever.
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Called ErgoComfort, it is designed to take the strain away from the muscles as you drive.
PRESSURE DROP England legend Gerrard (left) reckons fear of failure stopped the Three Lions from performing v Iceland (above), but he believes Allardyce (above) can takes the strain away
However, taking some strain away from Cotterill may allow him to flow more on the pitch.
The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission, released by the State Government yesterday, says places like Childrens Centres can take the strain away from our child protection agency when it comes to receiving notifications.
In busy city traffic, the large windows offer great visibility and the car's on-board parking sensors take a bit of the strain away when reversing and parking.
Maybe a final would take a wee bit of the strain away from the league and give us something to look forward to.
It makes it a bit of a mini-tour, if you like, but at least from the travel point of view it takes a little bit of the strain away, and allows us get some quality preparation in.
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A late afternoon swim and a session in the spa's steam room slowly but surely wiped the city's strain away from our eyes and bodies.
This stops the purchase getting held up, or even grinding to a halt and our customers tell us that it provides extra peace of mind and takes all the stress and strain away.
They are one groin strain away from not having a running game.