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(one's) ass off

slang A phrase used to emphasize the preceding verb as having been done to the maximum degree. I worked my ass off to get where I am today! He laughed his ass off when his little brother came home covered in mud.
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The dress is just so beautiful and the train comes off, so she can party her ass off.
Kevin" he wrote, "we don't know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I'm praying my ass off for your cause I believe in the healing power of prayer.
He captioned it: "Damn man I'm lost for words right now I'm cryin my ass off Fredo I love yu B***h RIP a real Savage.
I worked my ass off and tried to get on point with my dialogue.
He's working his ass off and we will be keeping the world title,' Roach told Grantlee Kieza of CourierMail.
I just wanna stay in the White House and work my ass off, make great deals, right?
I worked my ass off in high school to get into college to buy more time to skate.
So, I worked my ass off and then became a shift manager.
An image of the shoes with their price was posted on Twitter with the caption "lmao" - laughing my ass off - and has been retweeted over 8000 times.
They brought in a dance double for me, so I worked my ass off, and it is me up there dancing.
Can't wait to see you all in 2015 and sing my ass off for you.
Serena Ryder, who won songwriter of the year at the awards, said that Bieber was an amazing musician and he deserved that every bit of that award because he had been working his ass off his entire life.
Why the hell am I working my ass off, waking up at stupid o'clock to get a lot less than that?
I was watching this TV report and laughing my ass off because I've been to 5 different malls in the past week, and none of them had taken extraordinary security measures given the recent bombings.