work (one's) arse off

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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

BRITISH, VERY RUDE or

work your ass off

AMERICAN, RUDE
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
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I worked my arse off in school to get to med school, then did the same in med school to get to where I am now," he explains.
I got signed in America, where they don't give a stuff about, or even understand what you mean by me and "my ilk", you prejudiced wazzock, and I worked my arse off.
Ive always done this, Ive worked my arse off for it, to be who I am, she says proudly.
I worked my arse off for 13 years, gigging every night and trying to get somewhere and I think that's a lot harder
All I know is that for the last nine years of my life I've worked my arse off as an actor," he said.
People say it was puppy fat dropping off, but I prefer to take the credit and say I worked my arse off.