break (one's) neck

(redirected from breaking my neck)

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.
See also: break, neck

break one's neck

see under break one's back.
See also: break, neck

break your neck to do something

exert yourself to the utmost to achieve something. informal
See also: break, neck, something

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.
See also: break, neck
References in periodicals archive ?
Maureen, from Plymouth, who broke her pelvis, both legs, a wrist and an ankle, said: "The odds of not breaking my neck must be slim.
Dolly said: "I know I have been breaking my neck and bending over backwards trying to get my new CD and world tour together, but I didn't mean to hurt myself.
I had my first winner two years ago, but I've had a lot of time off since then after breaking my neck, and I'm now with Martin Pipe," he said after his mount had gained his second win in three days.
I ended up nearly breaking my neck and breaking my collarbone and ribs, and being in intensive care and in a coma.
I ended up nearly breaking my neck and my collarbone and ribs, and being in intensive care and in a coma.