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.
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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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Two men were seen driving into the ground in a white Ford flatbed truck and loading up seats, benches and bollards before driving off along the Coast Road in the direction of Sunderland.
The greatest need will be for strong stakes, pointed at one end for easy driving into the ground.
Her mother, Maria, was seen driving into the grounds of the property on Saturday.
Mum-of-one Liz was seen driving into the grounds in the morning while the smiling groom arrived at 3.
However, the plan has raised security fears after "comedy terrorist" Aaron Barschak walked into Prince William's 21st birthday at the castle in 2003 and the Sunday Mirror exposed lax security by driving into the grounds without a pass.
However, driving into the grounds we were greeted by the sight of a pond which was full of litter.