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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When you see someone succeed at something they've worked their asses off for, be a homie and rejoice in their happiness with them.
New York where nearly everyone if they worked their asses off 40-plus a
they worked their asses off, night and day, twenty four/seven, as opposed to the Germs, who barely even liked getting up in the morning" (quoted in Mullen 197).
But if I think of the men of my father's generation, the bottom line for them was support: They worked their asses off to support their families.