Worked ourselves into the ground - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
work (or run) yourself into the ground exhaust yourself by working or running very hard. informal
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.
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We shot in real police hours, in the sense that we worked ourselves into the ground
We worked ourselves into the ground
and we thought we had the hard work done.