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.
Even if you're still at the top of your game and remain marginally qualified to practice radiology, you don't need to work until you drop.
Increasing your contributions when your pay goes up is the best way to avoid having to 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.
WILL you work until you drop or retire and live in poverty?
Mercy retirement package is simplicity itself: Work until you drop or work until you want to stop.
If you've got good work habits, you will work until you drop,'' said Claude Powell, who worked as a prop-maker before he became a coordinator 22 years ago.
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.
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.
Glasgow South West MP Ian Davidson last night said: "It would mean work until you drop dead for many, many Scots males.
TUC deputy chief Frances O'Grady said: "We do not want to see new rules used as a Trojan horse to promote work until you drop policies.