work (oneself) into the ground

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work (oneself) into the ground

To work oneself to the point of illness or exhaustion. If you keep working 80-hour weeks, you'll work yourself into the ground sooner than later.
See also: ground, work

work (or run) yourself into the ground

exhaust yourself by working or running very hard. informal
See also: ground, work

drive/run/work yourself into the ˈground

work so hard that you become extremely tired: You need to be careful, or you’ll run yourself into the ground before long.With only two or three hours’ sleep a night, he was driving himself into the ground.
See also: drive, ground, run, work
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My intentions are nothing other than honourable and I will work myself into the ground in order to stop other parents suffering.
But I have to make sure I look after myself and don't work myself into the ground - I don't want to be exhausted and full of zits for the wedding.
She said: "If I take a part on, then I work myself into the ground for it.
Like him, I will work myself into the ground for the party I love.