work (one's) ass off

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work (one's) ass off

rude slang 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 ass off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their asses off when we hold our user conference—I don't know what I'd do without them!
See also: ass, off, work

work your ass (or butt) off

work extremely hard. North American vulgar slang
See also: ass, off, work
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We left high school to tour the states and worked our asses off.
In the past I've always been very cautious or self-deprecating but we have worked our asses off for 12 years and it's time we started believing we're good.
You made me laugh, I made you be serious, we taught each other Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might And many other pieces of ancient wit, Thereby hung a tale, our tales, our tails, we worked our asses off And played as hard as we could, not to waste the time that on earth Was given us, to live as our parents living and dead would approve, To raise the children healthy and smart, and good and free, To earn respect and love, though it is not polite to say it, As much love as we could possibly-- Arriving at what should be the age of wisdom we keep very busy, You say what we're doing is running out the clock As if we could stop the other team from beating us, Or erase our mistakes.
Basically none of us have any money in our teens and twenties, have worked our asses off in our thirties to buy a home, car, get married and perhaps start a family.