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beaver away

To work industriously and at great length at some task, project, or goal. Likened to a beaver working ceaselessly on a dam. She's been beavering away for years to earn her law degree, and after all that work, she finished first in her class. I brought you some lemonade, since you've been beavering away planting flowers in the back yard all day!
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THERE are many faceless people who beaver away at grassroots football.
The opthalmically inspired 20/20 Experience is at the LG Arena tonight and tomorrow Saturday While some recent X Factor winners have been sidetracked by pregnancy or Twitter troubles, Matt Cardle continues to beaver away in a bid to expand his fanbase.
The Birmingham Mail is proud to produce a special edition to coincide with the presentation of new colours to the First Battalion and we have included articles about their regulars, Territorial Army soldiers, the teenage Army cadets, the museum, the Regimental Association and the many other people who beaver away on behalf of a regiment, such as the Friends and museum volunteers.
Unfortunately this is really the last we clearly hear from the European Festival Orchestra as for the next two and three quarter hours they beaver away at their instruments on a cleverly designed stage behind the band but lose an unequal struggle with modern amplification and all we really hear is Yes.
As Astra's lawyers beaver away over the next few months in an attempt to extend Losec's patent, the uncertainty is likely to take its toll on the shares.
It was the first petition I presented to the council after I was first elected in 1996 and we've had to beaver away at it since then.
The Government has already taken away UK landowners' mineral rights to what is beneath your own home so they could beaver away without your permission, which they at least have in the US.