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slog (one's) guts out

To put a great amount of effort into something; to work very hard at something. I slogged my guts out for a few years as a court messenger for a legal firm while I finished up my law degree, but they eventually offered me a job as an attorney. There's nothing more disheartening than to slog your guts out on an assignment, only for the computer to crash and delete all your work.
See also: gut, out, slog

slog through something

to wade or trudge through something, such as mud or snow. Do I have to slog through the snow to go to school? Can't you drive me? When I was your age, I slogged through snow twice this deep to get to school.
See also: slog, through

work your guts out

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flog your guts out

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slog your guts out

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If you work your guts out, flog your guts out or slog your guts out, you work very hard. These women were amazing. They worked their guts out from 7.30 to 4.30 every day, often all evening and weekend too if they had families. I've been slogging my guts out for months, trying to get this project finished.
See also: gut, out, work

slog away

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To work diligently for a lengthy period of time: The student slogged away on the algebra assignment.
See also: away, slog

slog through

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To walk or progress through something with a slow heavy pace: The explorers slogged through the swamp. I slogged through both volumes of the author's philosophical writings.
See also: slog, through
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Hales reached 50 from 28 balls but Piolet struck again in his second over when David Hussey slogged to long-on.
The City Council had to adjourn four times this year for lack of a quorum, and residents who slogged through traffic to attend the meeting suffered great inconvenience.
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While Los Angeles basked under sunny skies and near perfect temperatures in the mid-70s on Monday (with only a slight chance of rain clouds this weekend), New Yorkers slogged through a chilly thunderstorm.
The commission slogged through several substantial areas of question, giving staff direction on how it wants the final draft to look.
Last season, the Dodgers performed at no better than a 14-14 rate in April and slogged through the first 10 weeks of the season.
The idea is to have pressure from all sides,'' said Bojan Radinovic, 24, an agronomy student at Belgrade University, who blew a whistle as he slogged through the slush.
The Lakers slogged through without a minute from Kobe Bryant, and with a solitary hoop from a foul-laden Van Exel.