drive into the ground

drive into the ground
drive/run/work (yourself) into the ground to work so hard that you become very tired or ill.

He'll run himself into the ground if he doesn't take some time off.


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  • drive sb into the ground — drive/run/work sb into the ground ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • drive/run/work sb into the ground — ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the ground. Main Entry: ↑ground …   Financial and business terms

  • drive sth into the ground — drive/run/work sth into the ground ► to use something so much that it breaks or stops working: »They decided to run the car into the ground instead of changing it. Main Entry: ↑ground …   Financial and business terms

  • drive/run/work sth into the ground — ► to use something so much that it breaks or stops working: »They decided to run the car into the ground instead of changing it. Main Entry: ↑ground …   Financial and business terms

  • drive yourself into the ground — drive/run/work (yourself) into the ground to work so hard that you become very tired or ill. He ll run himself into the ground if he doesn t take some time off …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive someone into the ground — run/work/drive/someone into the ground phrase to make someone work very hard, until they are so tired that they cannot work any more You have to be careful that you don’t work yourself into the ground. Thesaurus: to make someone work hardsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive yourself into the ground — run/drive/work yourself into the ˈground idiom to work so hard that you become extremely tired Main entry: ↑groundidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • run into the ground — drive/run/work (yourself) into the ground to work so hard that you become very tired or ill. He ll run himself into the ground if he doesn t take some time off …   New idioms dictionary

  • work into the ground — drive/run/work (yourself) into the ground to work so hard that you become very tired or ill. He ll run himself into the ground if he doesn t take some time off …   New idioms dictionary

  • run sb into the ground — drive/run/work sb into the ground ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the… …   Financial and business terms

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