put (one's) backbone into (something)

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put (one's) backbone into (something)

To put a lot of effort into doing something as quickly or effectively as possible. Come on, we need to get this car off the road. Put your backbone into it and push! It's clear that the legislators have put their backbones into crafting a bill that will find support across party lines, as well in the general population.
See also: backbone, put