work all the hours God sends

work all the hours God sends

To work all day, every day; to work an excessive amount. My mother worked all the hours God sent when we were growing up just to make ends meet. Sorry I haven't been in touch lately; I've been working all the hours God sends.
See also: all, god, hour, send, work

work all the ˌhours God ˈsends

(informal) work all the time: ‘You look tired, Jane.’ ‘I’m working all the hours God sends at the moment trying to finish my thesis.’ OPPOSITE: not do a stroke (of work)
See also: all, god, hour, send, work
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They work all the hours God sends and deserve better treatment than this.
But now we live in a country where you can, as my parents used to say, work all the hours God sends and get nowhere.
They must also see it's monstrously unfair that families where Mum and Dad work all the hours God sends often end up with less money than those who sit at home all day on their idle backsides watching Jeremy Kyle.
I work all the hours God sends and I just want the players to come in and respond and work hard.
British doctors do work long hours, but doctors from overseas are going to work all the hours God sends because they''ll be paid more here.
If we had one in the office I might think about it but even then we're having to work all the hours God sends.
These are decent people who work all the hours God sends, probably to buy their season tickets.
The majority of Britons work all the hours God sends to pay for a comfortable home and existence, only for the government to take nearly half of their combined property in inheritance tax when they die.
Does he really think he's worth so much more than the nurses who work all the hours God sends for little thanks and pounds 380 a week?
They work all the hours God sends researching and looking for ways and means of getting people right, even if the conventional ways can't be done.
He may have a new job as a taxi driver, but Bev is urging Mike to work all the hours God sends because they need the money.
I said in my election address that I was not in favour of stock transfer and I would work all the hours God sends to oppose it.
There are so many Microsoft millionaires around that they can work all the hours God sends and they will still not be able to afford the houses they deserve in their own imaginations.
As an entrepreneur I never used to go home at night - we are programmed to work all the hours God sends because we love doing what we do.
How many of us know working-class parents both of whom work all the hours God sends simply to get their kids out of the state system and into the private sector?
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