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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When I drove into the ground a few weeks ago, I probably didn't have the excitement to continue playing but now I'm really excited about the opportunity.
Several motors were damaged when the car drove into the grounds and exited through the closed gates.
Around 80 bikers, many wearing leathers adorned with their service medals, drove into the grounds of the royal household and parked their vehicles in a long line on the gravel in front of the house.
Upset at losing his business, he said he drove into the grounds of Strathmore House at Viking Industrial Park and rammed into a company car.
They got out and the thieves drove into the grounds of nearby Oakwell Hall.