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put in work

To apply the necessary amount of effort and labor to accomplish something. The athlete's overnight success in the field has been met with a certain amount of scorn by those who have been putting in work for years on end to reach the same level of success. We have to put in work on the servers over the weekend in preparation for the software launch on Monday.
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put in work

To perform labor or duties, as on a specified project: put in work on the plastering.
See also: put, work
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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