wear (oneself) to a shadow

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wear (oneself) to a shadow

To make oneself exhausted and anxious through too much work. I wore myself to a shadow trying to accommodate all our relatives over Christmas. It was nice having them here, but I'm so glad they're gone! My brother is wearing himself to a shadow trying to run his own business.
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wear yourself to a shadow

completely exhaust yourself through overwork.
See also: shadow, to, wear
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