work (one's) ass off

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work (one's) ass off

rude slang 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 ass off at the gym! Sally and Jim work their asses off when we hold our user conference—I don't know what I'd do without them!
See also: ass, off, work

work your ass (or butt) off

work extremely hard. North American vulgar slang
See also: ass, off, work
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When we hear about a successful person's rise from the bottom rung of life, we find ourselves thinking of it as a stroke of luck, a one-off act of kismet that we regard wistfully, never realizing that we too are capable of such 'magical' acts; it's all a matter of putting your everything into it, working your ass off, and conquering life.
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You have to keep setting goals and then working your ass off to achieve them,'' Elfman says.