work until you drop

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work until you drop

To make an effort to complete some task until one has no more energy to devote to it; to work as hard as possible for as long as possible. You better work until you drop if you want an A on this assignment!
See also: drop, until, work
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Meanwhile Paul Lambert wants Stoke to work until they drop to beat the drop, ts just like he does.
They tackle blood and excrement; they are physically and verbally abused by patients; they work until they drop, then they're panned by the press.
Of course, many of those planning to work until they drop may be entirely happy about it - Government figures show a steady rise in over-65s who are working.
The coalition has no excuse to force people to work until they drop.
Not to mention that the children fortunate to find work in regions like ours will now be pretty much expected to work until they drop.
What they want - what they demand - is 11 men in Geordie garb showing fire in their bellies, a willingness to work until they drop, and a display of the same passion for the shirt that they themselves show.
In other words, they can work until they drop so that the Greeks, Spaniards and Italians can retire at 50.
They are told to work, overriding their temporary restrictions, they continue to work and they will work until they drop in their tracks.
Fewer than one in 10 people want to work until they drop but one in five welcomes an increase in the pension age to 66.
Public and Commercial Services Union leader Mark Serwotka said: "It is hypocritical for senior business figures to call for people to work until they drop while they retire at 60 on pension pots worth millions.
Natfhe wants lecturers and others to have choices about when to retire, not financial pressure to work until they drop.
But a spokesman for the National Pensioners' Convention said: "It is nonsense to suggest that to give everyone a decent state pension will require people to work until they drop.
Neil Duncan-Jordan, spokesman for the National Pensioners' Convention, said: "It is nonsense to suggest to give everyone a decent state pension will require people to work until they drop.
Some principals plan to work until they drop, he said, or look for a young producer to come in and take over.