work (oneself) into the ground

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work (oneself) into the ground

To work oneself to the point of illness or exhaustion. If you keep working 80-hour weeks, you'll work yourself into the ground sooner than later.
See also: ground, work
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work (or run) yourself into the ground

exhaust yourself by working or running very hard. informal
See also: ground, work
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drive/run/work yourself into the ˈground

work so hard that you become extremely tired: You need to be careful, or you’ll run yourself into the ground before long.With only two or three hours’ sleep a night, he was driving himself into the ground.
See also: drive, ground, run, work
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"Maybe I was too honest and I worked myself into the ground. But, like a car, if you run it solid without an MOT and a service then it's going to break down.
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I was working at home as a freelance, not taking life too seriously, but I shook off my student lie-ins and late nights and worked myself into the ground. When our son was born, I was the one who was exhausted.'