work one's tail off
Work excessively or to the point of exhaustion.
Syn: work ones arse off, work ones butt off

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  • work one’s tail off — AND work one’s ass off; work one’s buns off; work one’s butt off tv. to work very hard. (Use caution with butt.) □ I worked my tail off to get done on time. □ You spend half your life working your butt off and for what? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • work one’s ass off — Go to work one’s tail off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • work one’s buns off — Go to work one’s tail off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • work one’s butt off — Go to work one’s tail off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • work one's butt off — verb To work very hard or to excess. Syn: work ones ass off, work ones arse off, work ones cunt off, work ones tail off, work ones head off See Also: talk someones ear off …   Wiktionary

  • work one's fingers to the bone — {v. phr.} To work very hard. * / I have to work my fingers to the bone for a measly pittance of a salary, Fred complained./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work one's fingers to the bone — {v. phr.} To work very hard. * / I have to work my fingers to the bone for a measly pittance of a salary, Fred complained./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To cut one's wisdom teeth — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have cut one's eyeteeth — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn around one's finger — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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