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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It was a great moment when they next breezed in with a smile on their face ready to work themselves into the ground again until their next break.
Chris said: "People should nominate unsung heroes, those who work themselves into the ground for others and raise money day in, day out.
The players are probably the best youngsters outside the Premier League and go out and work themselves into the ground for the shirt and the fans.
But the reality is 99 per cent of MPs of all parties work themselves into the ground for their constituents.
As the day unfolds, Mitch watches aghast as his fellow servers, including highly-strung Naomi (Alanna Ubach), sweet and sensitive Amy (Kaitlin Doubleday), unlucky-in-love Calvin (Robert Patrick Benedict) and nice guy Dean (Justin Long) work themselves into the ground for pitiful tips.
As the day unfolds, Mitch watches aghast as his fellow servers, including highly strung Naomi (Ubach), sweet and sensitive Amy (Doubleday), unlucky-in-love Calvin (Benedict) and nice guy Dean (Long) work themselves into the ground for pitiful tips.
As the day unfolds, Mitch watches aghast as his fellow servers, including highly strung Naomi, sweet Amy, unlucky-in-love Calvin and nice guy Dean work themselves into the ground for pitiful tips.
The latest wheeze to solve the pension dilemma is to make graduates work themselves into the ground before they can claim their just desserts from the state.
After watching their mothers' generation work themselves into the ground for less money than men, while also bearing the brunt of childcare, Scots women in their late twenties say they will return to the traditional role of housewife once they start a family.
They can work themselves into the ground representing our case in Westminster, but while the power remains in London their views can be ignored.
The government buries its head in the sand, while midwives work themselves into the ground.
Far from big names, but people the manager believes will work themselves into the ground.
"Rather than work themselves into the ground, they feel the time is right to go out at the top, and then come back to the band after having a break."