work till you drop

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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You must work till you drop to do the best job possible but in an atmosphere of conviviality and civility.
Sky-high bills, bad weather, work till you drop and die early.
So far though, there is no mad rush to work till you drop in the job you have done in most of your working life.
That's why Work Till You Drop and No Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith can pretend to be on the side of the have-nots, while blatantly impoverishing the have-nots.
Yesterday, TUC general secretary Brendan Barber told delegates at Brighton: "We say no to a work till you drop policies
We should be retiring at 60 not being forced to work till you drop.
Moral of this tale, ladies, don't take any time off your career to care for your children and give them a good start in life, just work till you drop.
WORK till you drop or rely on the begging bowl - that's the Government's bleak solution to the growing pensions crisis.