break your back

to work extremely hard to get something done

He's been breaking his back getting the house ready for their visit.


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  • break your back — ► to work very hard: »He has been breaking his back to get the project finished on time. Main Entry: ↑break …   Financial and business terms

  • break your back — break (your) back informal to put a lot of effort into doing something. I m not going to break my back working for Ј120 a week! (often + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • break your back — phrase to work extremely hard to get something done He’s been breaking his back getting the house ready for their visit. Thesaurus: to work hardsynonym Main entry: break …   Useful english dictionary

  • break your back —    If you work extremely hard, or put a lot of effort into achieving something, you break your back to do it.     If you want the job done well, you should accept to pay more. He s not going to break his back for such a low price! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • break your back — v To exert yourself. I m not going to break my back helping him load those stones. 1650s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • Break Your Heart — Single par Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris extrait de l’album Rokstarr Face A Break Your Heart Sortie 13 septembre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • To break the back — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • I’ll Never Break Your Heart — «I ll never break your heart» Сингл Backstreet Boys из альбома Back …   Википедия

  • I\'ll Never Break Your Heart — «I ll never break your heart» Сингл Backstreet Boys из альбома «Backstreet Boys» Выпущен 6 августа 1996 …   Википедия

  • I'll Never Break Your Heart — «I ll never break your heart» Сингл Backstreet Boys c альбома «Backstreet Boys» Выпущен …   Википедия

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