work (one's) butt off

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work (one's) butt 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 butt off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their butts off when we hold our user conference—I don't know what I'd do without them!
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Whether or not they should be allowed full citizenship is up for debate, but undocumented immigrants have been paying their fair share of taxes, working their butts off, raising American citizens, fighting in our armed forces, and being as good of neighbors and Americans as any American could dream of having.
"And finally, to everyone working their butts off within the NHS fighting to make it work, thank YOU!
We've got a lot of new guys here who are working their butts off, so winning two tonight is a good little uplift for us."
I know the guys who haven't been playing have been in the nets every day working their butts off, they're ready to go if they're needed," Fox Sports quoted Harris, as saying.
You are going to be on Warped Tour." But basically these young bands are working their butts off with their own money, you know, they paid for it, driving from town to town.
There are friends of mine who are working their butts off trying to get into shows and are struggling.
As the midterm election looms, GenQ recognizes the young gays and lesbians working their butts off behind the political scenes.
"Of course, the guys are upset - and so they should be after working their butts off against a team such as the Ospreys.
I am not, however, committed to, or even willing to accept, parasitic elements within our industry trying to cash in on those who are working their butts off to put on the show.
"If he gets a yellow card then he's going to be sitting down while 14 other blokes are working their butts off. He knows that."
They are working their butts off for gay rights in a party that is in the clutches of religious conservatives.
"As a job for the management, it's important they get that done because we don't want to be letting down the players who have been working their butts off so far as well as fans who want to see this new club be a success."
"The guys who have been in practice, I have to say, have been working their butts off.