Work myself into the ground - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
work (or run) yourself into the ground exhaust yourself by working or running very hard. informal
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.
References in periodicals archive
I play for my local team and that's the kind of thing I want to do with my life rather than work myself into the ground
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
Like him, I will work myself into the ground
for the party I love.