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work one's ass off

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work one's ass off

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To work very hard; BUST one's ASS: They work their ass off all year/ The dead acoustics of the room force the students to work their tails off/ Complains one Apple staffer, ''People are working their buns off'' (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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