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slave away

To work strenuously and continuously (doing something). I slave away over a hot stove all afternoon, and you can't even be bothered to finish what's on your plate? I've been slaving away at this report for the last three days. I'm just ready for it to be finished! I refuse to slave away for minimum wage
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slave away (at something)

Fig. to work very hard (doing something). I'm tired of slaving away at this and getting nowhere. I'm slaving away for $7.00 an hour and have no prospects for the future.
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slave away

v.
To work very hard or persistently: I've been slaving away in the garden. The accountant slaved away on the tax returns.
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slave away

verb
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slave away (at something)

in. to work very hard (doing something). I’m slaving away for $7 an hour and have no prospects for the future.
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She slaved away in her kitchen over two years, churning out nearly 500 trays of tablet and selling it to friends and the public.
The Girls actress admitted she has slaved away in the gym to try to achieve a perfect figure.
While they slaved away in the kitchen, other members waitressed, organised games and over-saw a bouncy castle.
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Following the release of Meat Meets Meat, the band slaved away in countless claustrophobic, sweaty venues to make a name for themselves in the midst of the bustling North East music scene, and come summertime, had built a solid reputation for their intense live shows.
The project you slaved away on that didn't turn out right.
To make the assumption also that I, or any other student, didn''t also bust a gut through university while school leavers slaved away is misguided.
. AT last, after the team and myself slaved away since last April, the ECHO's Liverpool Liners DVD is now on sale.
QFOR five years, I've slaved away ensuring my children didn't suffer after their father left us.
Adding to the A-list quota of volunteers was veteran star Kirk Douglas, who took the liberty of munching on the food as he slaved away in his marigolds.
She slaved away alone for many months holding fundraising events, many times baking into the small hours of the morning.
I slaved away for 25 hours on that first entry, writing and polishing, revising and rewording, trying to find shorter ways to tell the tale without losing the punch.
For the past three months the dedicated fundraiser has slaved away in the kitchen, with this year's sell-out total of 208 expected to raise pounds 2,200.
Hand me the opticon scillometer!"--and brandishing equipment made from surplus auto parts, he warred ceaselessly on sinister life forms from every corner of the universe, including a few (like the Black Planet, where tyrannized workers slaved away on collective farms) that sounded suspiciously close to home.
I'd have a maid cooking but would pretend that I had slaved away for hours.