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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Pay rise after pay rise, and claiming for expenses, while these men and women are working themselves into the ground. They don't get anywhere near enough pay.
He or she is probably working themselves into the ground and advancing their arthritis just to give you thirty to sixty minutes of carefree relaxation.
Both she and her husband immigrated to the United States to pursue healthcare careers but soon realized they were working themselves into the ground. While she contended with an overwhelming and inflexible schedule as a hospitalist-physician at a large hospital system, her husband struggled with a four-hour daily commute as supervisor for the county's public health department.
CHARLIE Oatway says Sunderland's backroom staff will need their summer holiday after working themselves into the ground in their obsession to improve the club, writes STUART RAYNER.
Robin Goddard, Bibby Financial Services spokesman for Wales, said, 'With the majority of small business owners and managers across Wales working themselves into the ground with a seven-day week, it's surprising they don't need more time off than their employees due to illness.
So since this stupid pretox, I've become a total slob, my internal organs are working themselves into the ground and I've put on 7lbs.
Research carried out by Abbey business1, has found SMEs in the north are in danger of working themselves into the ground by the long hours they work.
Derek Simpson, the general secretary of Amicus, complained that UK employees were "working themselves into the ground" in comparison with European counterparts.
Derek Simpson, the general secretary to Amicus, complained UK employees were "working themselves into the ground" while workers in France and Belgium were enjoying a shorter working week.
They are working themselves into the ground battling the heroin scourge.
Glen Callander, Bibby Financial Services spokesperson for the North-East, said: "With the majority of small business owners and managers across the UK working themselves into the ground with a seven-day week, it's surprising they don't need more time off than their employees due to illness.
Sharon Parsons, editor of Top Sante magazine which co-organised the report, said: "Women are working themselves into the ground.