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be at work

To have an impact on something. Several factors were at work when I decided to move—the increase in rent was just one of them.
See also: work

be at ˈwork

be having an influence or effect: Why did they lose the election? Several factors were at work...Evil forces are at work in this organization.
See also: work
References in classic literature ?
I was fortunate enough, too, to become acquainted with a person in the publishing way, who was getting up an Encyclopaedia, and he set me to work; and, indeed' (glancing at his table), 'I am at work for him at this minute.
From that time on I have been very careful to shut myself in when I am at work.
Libby Nolan, 28, charity fundraising manager from Wide Open, North Tyneside: "I enjoy it when I watch it, but it's on through the week when I am at work.
He wrote: "Hi gorgeous I am not sure why I am at work.
Tracey Sainsbury (below), a 48-year-old store manager of Eaglescliffe, said: "I am at work.
I am at work all day, so do not spend all day sitting on buses chatting.
I am worried that my dad might fall when I am at work or that my children might come home from school to find him on the floor.
As called, I must attend to proclamation when I am at work, when I think about ethical issues, when I vote.
Also, I am at work on a book, "The Lemon Tree," the story of a Palestinian and an Israeli who lived in the same house at different times, before and after July 1948, in what is now Ramie, Israel.
I also want you to know that I am at work today, will carry a full workload and continue to fully discharge the duties of my office,'' his note reads.
But now I have discovered that while I am at work he is accessing porn and having virtual sex with a whole series of women in chat rooms.
Operations manager Len Griffiths, said:``I am a smoker but I really only like to smoke in my social time and not when I am at work.
In surveys, readers told Design News, "I do not change who I am just because I am at work and buying technology rather than clothes and cars.