work (one's) soul case out(redirected from work the soul case out)
work (one's) soul case out
dated To do as much hard physical labor as one's body can withstand. ("Soul case" is a slang term for body.) A man should not be expected to work his soul case out all day long and not earn enough money to feed himself and his family.
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work the soul case out ofput someone under severe stress.
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