put in a hard day at work

put in a hard day at work

To work for a full day doing something that is physically or mentally exhausting. After putting in a hard day at work, the only thing I want to do is sit back on my sofa and relax. Quit complaining—you've never put in a hard day at work in your life.
See also: hard, put, work
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put in a hard day at work

 and put in a hard day's work
Fig. to work very hard at one's job. I put in a hard day at work at the office, and now I want to be left alone to rest.
See also: hard, put, work
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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