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.
OCS aims, through their sponsorship of young sports people, to give outstanding young athletes like Korben recognition in order to help with the on-going financial pressures of training, travelling and competing - taking some of the strain away by offering help at the start of their journey when, more often than not, parents and guardians are the solitary sponsor.
Maybe a final would take a wee bit of the strain away from the league and give us something to look forward to.
To take the strain away, we've made it easy for you with a sumptuous egg-stravaganza from the mouthwatering Sunday roast, with all the trimmings, to the must-have chocolate bunnies and eggs.
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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Give your feet the freedom they need and take some of the strain away.
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.
Stressed David Beckham is feeling the strain away from Victoria and their sons
They are one groin strain away from not having a running game.
If we are too eager to solve them and strain away at the leash to do so, our mind becomes 'brittle' and binary.
IT'S your first waking thought that gives the strain away.