to break one's stones / balls
/bɹˈeɪk wˈʌnz stˈoʊnz bˈɔːlz/
to put in an extreme amount of effort into doing something
to burn the midnight oil
/bˈɜːn ðə mˈɪdnaɪt ˈɔɪl/
to do something until the very late hours of the night
to fall over backward
/fˈɔːl ˌoʊvɚ bˈækwɚd/
to put in an extraordinary amount of effort to accomplish something, often with the intention of pleasing someone
to give one's eye teeth
/ɡˈɪv wˈʌnz ˈaɪ tˈiːθ/
to be very determined and do whatever it takes to achieve a goal
to go to town
/ɡˌoʊ tə tˈaʊn/
to complete a task or activity with thoroughness, efficiency, and speed, often suggesting a focused and diligent approach
to make a point of
/mˌeɪk ɐ pˈɔɪnt ʌv/
to deliberately do something, with an emphasis or focus on that thing
to move mountains
/mˈuːv mˈaʊntɪnz/
to accomplish something challenging or seemingly impossible through extraordinary effort and determination
a hundred and ten percent
/ɐ hˈʌndɹəd ænd tˈɛn pɚsˈɛnt/
an intense amount of effort made toward achieving something one desires
to bend one's mind / thoughts / efforts to do sth
/bˈɛnd wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd ɔːɹ θˈɔːts ɔːɹ ˈɛfɚts tə dˈuː ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to put a great amount of effort or thought into something particular
blood, sweat, and tears
/blˈʌd swˈɛt ænd tˈɪɹz/
an extreme amount of effort, dedication, and hard work
elbow grease
/ˈɛlboʊ ɡɹˈiːs/
a great amount of physical effort or work that is put into something
to break one's neck
/bɹˈeɪk wˈʌnz nˈɛk/
to put in a great deal of effort to accomplish something
to break the back of the beast
/bɹˈeɪk ðə bˈæk ʌvðə bˈiːst/
to manage to do something that is extremely difficult or challenging
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