work (oneself) into the ground

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work (oneself) into the ground

To work oneself to the point of illness or exhaustion. If you keep working 80-hour weeks, you'll work yourself into the ground sooner than later.
See also: ground, work

work (or run) yourself into the ground

exhaust yourself by working or running very hard. informal
See also: ground, work

drive/run/work yourself into the ˈground

work so hard that you become extremely tired: You need to be careful, or you’ll run yourself into the ground before long.With only two or three hours’ sleep a night, he was driving himself into the ground.
See also: drive, ground, run, work
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Coleman continued: "I want to applaud our players as they worked themselves into the ground over the two legs.
From the excellent Tim Howard in goal to the selfless Andrew Johnson in attack, Moyes's men worked themselves into the ground to take another significant step forward in a season of progress.
Last week the little Welsh village side worked themselves into the ground to restrict Liverpool to a 3-0 first leg lead in the Champions League first qualifying round.
So two good clubmen, who have taken the knocks, sacrificed themselves for the greater good and worked themselves into the ground, have not found their unstinting commitment reciprocated.
And with Rooney out of the picture, Everton's lesser lights have worked themselves into the ground to fill the gap as a team unit.
From the excellent Tim Howard in goal to the selfless Andrew Johnson in attack, Moyes' men worked themselves into the ground to take another significant step forward in a season of progress.
Led by Taarabt, who started at the point of the attack, they worked themselves into the ground.