put back to

put (one's) back to (something)

To put a great deal of effort into some action or activity. Come on, we need to get this car off the road. Put your back to it and push! It's clear that the legislators have put their backs to crafting a bill that will find support across party lines, as well as in the general population.
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put one's back (in)to something

1. Fig. to apply great physical effort to lift or move something. All right, you guys. Put your backs into moving this piano. You can lift it if you put your back to it.
2. Fig. to apply a lot of mental or creative effort to doing something. (From {1}.) If we put our backs to it, we can bake twelve dozen cookies today. The artist put his back into finishing the picture on time.
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References in classic literature ?
Tyne to Bankok; coals; put back to Falmouth leaky and with crew refusing duty.
And so he had been, I felt no doubt: only, as the time had been put back to the beginning of the tete-a-tete he referred to, the whole of it had passed into oblivion, if not into nothingness
Everton were due to travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, September 10, but that has now been put back to Monday, September 12 and will kick-off at 8pm.
The preliminary round of the T20 Shield for teams in the Jedi Sports Champi-onship and Cedar Court Conference has been put back to next Tuesday - this competition is a straight knockout this season.
SPECIAL meetings of health boards across South Wales to discuss recommendations on the future of hospital services across the region have been put back to the New Year.
However, this game would be put back to the following day if Newcastle qualify for the group stages.
Summary: Harry Redknapp has revealed that Ledley King's groin operation has been put back to next week because the defender lost his passport.
THE inaugural Champions League Twenty20 is being put back to December, organisers have announced.
LIVERPOOL'S Premiership match at Blackburn has been put back to Sunday, April 16, to avoid a clash with the annual Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield.
In Gateshead, bins normally emptied on Monday will be emptied on Wednesday, Tuesday's collection has been put back to Thursday, Wednesday's to Friday, Thursday's to Saturday and Friday's to the following Tuesday.
The Elite League trip to Wolverhampton scheduled for Monday April 14 has been put back to Monday May 19, and will now be televised live by Sky Sports.
Rather than allow these properties to languish in the hands of state bureaucracies, we are putting them put back to work for the people of New York, helping to ease the burden on local property taxpayers," Pataki added.
Dalglish had asked for NEXT Saturday's home match with Spurs to be put back to Sunday
The second-team trip to Bradford had already been put back to Wednesday, April 16 (7.