work (one's) butt off

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work (one's) butt off

To work really hard (on or at something). I know you thought it was just a silly New Year's resolution, but I've been working my butt off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their butts off when we hold our consumer conference each year. I don't know what I'd do without them!
See also: butt, off, work
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work one’s butt off

verb
See also: butt, off, work
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But I wanted him to work his butt off and earn it, and that's what he did.
He is a player that's going to work his butt off, first and foremost, and be a part of the team."
You know them: that Gore claimed he invented the Internet (he didn't but gave it early legislative support), that he exaggerates when he says he did chores on his father's farm (his father made him work his butt off), that he claimed to be a model for a character in Love Story (he never claimed it, and Erich Segal, the author, said the character was partly modeled on him), that he claimed to have discovered the Love Canal pollution (no, but he held hearings on it and other toxic dumpsites).
Alford is not one of those strikers who will work his butt off outside the area, but rather is in the right place at the right time, you can't afford to take your eyes off him.
Now the European superstar is ready to work his butt off to collect the major prize he craves.