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work till you drop

To make an effort to complete some task until one has no more energy to devote to it; to work as hard as possible for as long as possible. You better work 'til you drop if you want an A on this assignment!
See also: drop, till, work
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Easington MP Grahame Morris said: "They're going to have to work till they drop".
On the word of command they must rise, march, run, endure bad weather, go without sleep or food, be isolated in some distant post, work till they drop. They have ceased to be the masters of their fate.
However local MPs and a trade union leader have slammed the plan as unfair on the poor, warning the proposal will require people to "work till they drop."
I am sure that I am not on my own wondering whether coroners can work till they drop and is it that we have a shortage of such officers?
So will those who are able have to work till they drop with no autumnal years of leisure?
There were fears that manual workers and those in areas with low life expectancy must "work till they drop".
How does he explain that the Labour government is telling Welsh people to 'work till they drop", because after seven years of a Labour government their pensions are totally inadequate to live on.
But they must not lead to a situation where people are forced to work till they drop.'
He said: "Making people work till they drop is no solution.
He said: ``Making people work till they drop is no solution.
They work till they drop. Apart from four days at Christmas, they won't have a single free day until next March - not even weekends.
Should they respect politicians who tell them they'll have to work till they drop at the same time as they award themselves even more generous pensions?
Earlier this year the Government was accused of forcing people to "work till they drop" by suggesting that the retirement age could be raised.