work (oneself) into the ground

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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.
See also: ground, work

work (or run) yourself into the ground

exhaust yourself by working or running very hard. informal
See also: ground, work

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.
See also: drive, ground, run, work
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I guarantee that if one of the Rio stars said the following to the offer of an honour, they would truly achieve national treasure status: "I've had to get up at dawn every day for the past four years, working myself into the ground, sacrificing all pleasures just to win that gold medal, and you think that finally puts me on a par with Isabel Spearman, the woman who gave Samantha Cameron make-up tips?
I was working myself into the ground, and literally, I was trying to kill myself at work.
way be rid insulting is if them I guarantee that if one of the Rio stars said the following to the offer of an honour, they would truly achieve national treasure status: "I've had to get up at dawn every day for the past four years, working myself into the ground, sacrificing all pleasures just to win that gold medal, and you think that finally puts me on a par with Isabel Spearman, the woman who gave Samantha Cameron make-up tips?
Now it's all about getting the first-team spot from Gouldie and I've been working myself into the ground to make it happen.
Sometimes I was very conscious of being a little girl from Essex, working myself into the ground to be there, while other friends lived in great big mansions and had pots of money.