drive (oneself) into the ground

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drive (oneself) into the ground

To work oneself to the point of illness or exhaustion. If you keep working 80-hour weeks, you'll drive yourself into the ground sooner than later.
See also: drive, ground

drive/run/work yourself into the ˈground

work so hard that you become extremely tired: You need to be careful, or you’ll run yourself into the ground before long.With only two or three hours’ sleep a night, he was driving himself into the ground.
See also: drive, ground, run, work
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He roared: "The lads have got all the energy back in their system over the last few days, so they will be flying and firing on all cylinders and ready to drive themselves into the ground.