work until you drop

work until 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 until you drop if you want an A on this assignment!
See also: drop, until, work
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How did we see such a transition of change, from early retirement to work until you drop. How did pension funds that had massive surpluses suddenly become pension black holes?
Increasing your contributions when your pay goes up is the best way to avoid having to work until you drop."
Raising the state retirement age to 66 is saying to the "average man" in St Michael's: "work until you drop".
Assuming you don't plan to work until you drop, it behooves you to decide what you want your life to be like when you stop working for a living and how you will finance that life-and to plan accordingly.
"The government's 'work until you drop plan' will mean that recruitment and retentionlevels will collapse, the work demands placed on nurses will rocket and patient care will suffer."
New Labour is encouraging a 'work until you drop" ethos.
WILL you work until you drop or retire and live in poverty?
It's not a matter of work until you drop, it's giving people the opportunity to work until they want to stop.
WORK until you drop - or at least until you are 66 - is the new proposal from the Conservative Party.
This will give you more choices when it comes to retirement, rather than being forced to work until you drop.
Unions in the North-East said last night the Government was proposing to introduce a "work until you drop" culture.
Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady was sceptical about the proposals, saying:: 'We do not want to see new rules used as a Trojan horse to promote work until you drop policies.
The "work until you drop" mentality and the increase of the pension age will hit the poor and labouring classes the hardest and with already one in three dying before age 70, does not augur well for the future.