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.
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Hour by hour, day by day, week and month for almost half a year, Tim labors away, surrendering to the tedium of working on each square inch of the canvas at a time, rendering with exactitude the reality before him, the very stitching of the drapings, the intricate traceries of the harpsichord's decorative embellishments, every pock mark on a jug.
But Fuster remains unpretentious, preferring to go barefoot and shirtless as he labors away on his latest whimsical creation or shows around a busload of tourists who show up unexpectedly.
All the while Colin labors away at his Theorem, a mathematical formula that will predict which persona in a romantic relationship will dump the other.
Tucked away under the bladder in a man's body is the walnut-size prostate gland that often labors away under a cloak of anonymity Many men don't know they have this male sex gland.
Parnassus labors away at the high culture in 414 pages of reviews, memoirs and essays in prose that is sometimes passionate, sometimes elegant and sometimes frankly unsayable when it is not unspeakable.
All the while Colin labors away at his Theorem, a mathematical formula that will predict which person in a romantic relationship will dump the other.