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be at work

To have an impact or influence 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. The bars to these windows, the lonely situation of this pavilion, this cabinet, which I had specially constructed, this special lock, this unique key, all are precautions against fears inspired by a sad experience."
"I am at work. Our press service will release a statement if necessary.
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. When I do get the chance to see it I do find it exciting if it's a good game."
He wrote: "Hi gorgeous I am not sure why I am at work. Maybe not just be at home.
Tracey Sainsbury (below), a 48-year-old store manager of Eaglescliffe, said: "I am at work. You just get used to it, to be honest.
Are there any surefire ways of staying on top of my fitness while I am at work? - Rob, Glasgow.
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.
I don't have to act gay when I am at work. Yes, it would be nice to know that they don't care about my sexual orientation, but that is my life, not theirs.
"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.