labor away (at something)

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labor away (at something)

To work very hard or diligently (to accomplish something). I've been laboring away at my Ph.D. for nearly four years now. Pat always spends his Saturdays laboring away in the back garden.
See also: away, labor
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"Assad does not want the return of the displaced to Syria, while their stay in Lebanon is illogical," Geagea asserted, noting that the fees imposed on Syrian laborers is a decision by the Minister of Labor away from media propaganda.
Stifel Nicolaus analyst John Larkin added that the rule will prevent brokers and shippers from pushing carriers to break the HOS rules and the speed limits, adding that it will hurt the small carrier, reduce capacity, and drive more labor away from the industry.
Cross-border trafficking, smuggling, and other criminal activity not only leads to increased insecurity, it also draws labor away from the formal economy and produces stress on production and growth.
It pains my soul to see horn players labor away with inefficient, leaking valves simply because they paid for an inexpensive
On Ercolani and Wei's account, the reallocation of labor away from agriculture has made a great contribution to China's economic growth.
You just kind of labor away on these really, really hard issues, and it's hard to feel like things are changing.
Of course, in the 18th and 19th centuries, to provide a big selection of desserts to one's guests would have required a staff of cooks who could labor away all week in preparation of the grand meal.
But what if Moore's Law did fade from the land and suddenly a PC could labor away for 25 years?
With the dispersed technology of nanotech where, eventually, it will be possible for scientists around the world to labor away in small hidden labs designing toxins that can reproduce themselves, it's also impractical.
He said customer service will be heightened because Meijer will be able to shift some labor away from cashier duty and dedicate it to more customer-oriented tasks.
"[Vending machines] take labor away from the check stands, which already have so much activity going on, and get rid of security issues."
It's moments like that that make you realize that it's incredibly worth it to struggle for five years to raise the money and labor away to make these films.