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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They laboured away at Boro and only won thanks to a late penalty gifted by Adama Traore.
While in Saltney a favourite uncle - mildly misogynist, blessed with a wife and four daughters - throughout the years I knew him laboured away at a fantasy Grand Design 'on top of Pen-y-ball Mountain'.