break (one's) neck

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break (one's) neck

To put forth a great deal of effort. I've been breaking my neck trying to get a passing grade this semester, so failing by two measly points is incredibly frustrating. Don't break your neck trying to please these people—they'll never appreciate it.
See also: break, neck

break one's neck (to do something)

 and break one's back (to do something)
Fig. to work very hard to accomplish something. I broke my neck to get here on time. There is no point in breaking your back. Take your time.
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break one's neck

see under break one's back.
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break your ˈneck (doing something/to do something)

(informal) make a great effort: There’s no need to break your neck trying to get here by five. We can always wait for you.
See also: break, neck

break (one's) neck

To make the utmost possible effort.
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Medics told the mum-oftwo she was lucky not to break her neck - but she was left with severe whiplash and bruising.
This is a gymnast, remember, who watched China's Sang Lan break her neck while attempting a vault at last summer's Goodwill Games and then went out and performed as though she had antifreeze in her veins and won the event.
CHRISTIAN Louboutin has revealed he was terrified Tina Turner would break her neck wearing his shoes.
When the women left, Strohmeyer noticed that Sherrice's breathing ``was labored'' and thought she was brain dead, so he tried to break her neck ``like he has seen on TV,'' to prevent her from suffering.