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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We'll work ourselves into the ground as this is one of the biggest occasions that many of us have faced.
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.