work (one's) butt off

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work (one's) butt off

To work really hard (on or at something). I know you thought it was just a silly New Year's resolution, but I've been working my butt off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their butts off when we hold our user conference—I don't know what I'd do without them!
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The DAR, under the current leadership of a communist-leaning chief, now wants to unshackle them from employment and to work their butts off on small parceled lots.
Shamus is a smart guy, and he and Coach (Paul) DiGeronimo work their butts off together and go over adjustments like that all the time,'' said Charlie Raff, the Spartans' first-year coach.
They want to work their butts off and they're so focused.
It was a sad, despressing end to the day" Sandown clerk of the course Andrew Cooper, finally beaten by the weather in the attempt to stage the Tingle Creek ''Even by today's standards, I find it hard to believe there was ever a better jockey than John Francome" Peter Scudamore pays tribute, 40 years on from Francome's winning first ride ''Bookmakers work their butts off to give money to racing and they just piss it up against the wall" The man himself - "I never wanted to be a jockey, it was a means to an end" - strikes a controversial note
But, guys really work their butts off and stay fit.
There's no superstars on this team, just a lot of girls that work their butts off and play well together.
But some of these stars work their butts off more than people who work in a restaurant it's just in a different type of way.
They have very strong forwards, skilful backs, and they all work their butts off for each other.
All three actors work their butts off, but their performances look effortless and thoroughly charming.
They see something they want to go get (and) they'll work their butts off to go get it.
Spokesman Mark Gwozdecky said: "The teams are in Baghdad to work and they will work their butts off as long as they are there.
They work their butts off, and it would be nice if something could be done.
They work their butts off to try to make us better, as a player you can hope for a coaching staff like that, but that's almost something you can't expect, and when you do get it it's something special.
Young, penniless students work their butts off for three years (well, they do for the purpose of this piece) only to end up in a cathedral watching Cilla Black and Billy Connolly handed the same educational certificate in return for grinning at local newspaper photographers.
Granted, they work their butts off, and there's light at the end of the tunnel,'' Frank said.