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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"Hats off to him, he has been working his backside off. He has not had the runs over the summer that he would like.
Hats off to him because he's been working his backside off. He's probably not had the runs over the summer that he would have liked but he's working hard with (coaches) Graeme Hick and Justin Langer.
"We'll find at one minute past three on Sunday whether he's ready for the step up, but he has shown all the right signs and is working his backside off, so we are looking forward to seeing how he goes.It's a brilliant opportunity for him to change the pecking order and that is how they all look at it.
"But he is working his backside off in training and that's a great sign.
It looked pretty innocuous -- it's just terribly sad that the lad will miss the whole season, as he was working his backside off.
But then I see what Paul's achieved by working his backside off, and Raymond Russell winning in his first season.
Sydney, May 20 ( ANI ): Out of favour Australian opener Phillip Hughes has been working his backside off in an effort to make it back to the top.
I think he's certainly improved his fitness and his fielding, he's been working his backside off when he's been on the Australian tours."