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 user conference—I don't know what I'd do without them!
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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.
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.
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.
Alex Miller is working his backside off to get it right for Hibs.
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.
But then I see what Paul's achieved by working his backside off, and Raymond Russell winning in his first season.