work (one's) backside off

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work (one's) backside off

To work really hard (on or at something). I know you thought it was just a silly New Year's resolution, but I've been working my backside off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their backsides off when we hold our consumer conference each year. I don't know what I'd do without them!
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I have absolutely worked my backside off to get to this place.
Daniel, who previously attended Wellacre Academy, said: "I worked my backside off, knowing full well that whatever I got would be the best I could've done.
"I've worked my backside off so I want to see how much further I can push myself."
I worked my backside off all year to win the events to get the No.1 seeding for this weekend, yet I ended up with a horrible draw.
My parents had to provide everything for me and I went back to school and worked my backside off. I have been to college whilst holding down two part-time jobs.
I have absolutely worked my backside off to WRITE this album, not copping out on all covers.
"I've worked my backside off since coming into professional rugby," he said.
"I was flying before it happened and I've worked my backside off for the last 15 or 16 months to get back.
I don't think I was blessed with pace or skill but I listened and worked my backside off and got rewards for it.
"I haven't worked my backside off in the gym, been running for six months, just for him to come back and 'top' me again.
Like most of the country, I worked my backside off for more than 25 years and pumped money into the company pension.
I worked my backside off because the harder I worked, the bigger my tip.
"I've worked my backside off in the gym with my trainer Tom Chaney and we've had the best training camp so far to prepare for this fight.
"I've worked my backside off for eight months and then in the week of the fight I lose not one, but two opponents.
I worked my backside off in the summer to come back in the best possible shape and am delighted the manager has given me the nod.