Drive yourself into the ground - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
References in classic literature
Stanton, had kindly provided accommodations for us.
The old paradigm--that you work 24/7 and drive yourself into the ground
to succeed and contribute to your company--is dying.
Don't drive yourself into the ground
and get stressed trying to achieve an unrealistic size that won't last.
If you drive yourself into the ground
, they'll sell your catalogue and they're still going to make money off of you.