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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Having been dropped in the Champions Trophy and then working my backside off to get here for the World Cup and being in good form only to then get injured, I was like, 'Give me a break'.
"There's no time between now and the second Test match so I have just got to keep working my backside off in the nets and then when I get another opportunity I need to make sure I bat for as long as I can."
It's about being nice and positive and working my backside off and getting myself right."
But I believe I will get it back and I am working my backside off to get there.
I'll be working my backside off while I'm out there and hope to cash in on my return."
"I was working my backside off, nobody listened to my ideas and my manager was getting all the credit.
Then it was a simple matter of working my backside off for five years until a chance came along.
I've been working my backside off in training to show the gaffer how ambitious I am to be part of his plans."
He said: "I'm working my backside off at altitude in temperatures that are in the high sixties.
In the summer of 1997,I spent my holidays working my backside off in their local pizzeria.