work (one's) arse off

(redirected from worked his arse off)

work (one's) arse off

rude slang To work really hard (on or at something). Primarily heard in UK. I know you thought it was just a silly New Year's resolution, but I've been working my arse off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their arses off when we hold our user conference—I don't know what I'd do without them!
See also: arse, off, work

work your arse off


work your ass off

If you work your arse off, you work very hard. He's working his arse off to make the shop his triumph. I'm working my ass off to get to where I need to be.
See also: arse, off, work

work your ˈarse off

(British English) (American English work your ˈass off) (taboo, slang) work very hard
See also: arse, off, work
References in periodicals archive ?
When he spent some time in Australia (in winter 2011) he worked his arse off, he was run into the ground by the Sydney Uni side and became a lot fitter.
I called him George Michael, and for almost a decade, he worked his arse off for me.