Work ourselves 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.
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We'll work ourselves into the ground
as this is one of the biggest occasions that many of us have faced.
We'll be looking to work ourselves into the ground
ahead of the France and Argentina games.
We'd rather work ourselves into the ground
than ever admit that we are not.
We work ourselves into the ground
to learn, provide a service to patients and become a consultant.
The real downer is if we work ourselves into the ground
getting everything to look right and then, on opening day, the garden disappears under a foot of snow.