work one's fingers to the bone

work one's fingers to the bone
Cliché to work very hard. •

I worked my fingers to the bone so you children could have everything you needed. Now look at the way you treat me!

I spent the day working my fingers to the bone, and now I want to relax.

; work one's tail off
* * *
{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. 2013.

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  • 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 — To work until one is exhausted • • • Main Entry: ↑bone * * * I work very hard Tracy can work her fingers to the bone, but it s Ms. Green who gets the thanks II see bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • work one's fingers to the bone — ► work one s fingers to the bone work very hard. Main Entry: ↑bone …   English terms dictionary

  • work one's fingers to the bone — work very hard She has been working her fingers to the bone for years trying to raise her three children …   Idioms and examples

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • work one's fingers to the bone — work very hard. → bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • work one's fingers to the bone — verb Work especially hard, usually for an extended period …   Wiktionary

  • to the bone — {adv.}, {slang}, {informal} Thoroughly, entirely, to the core, through all layers. * /I am dreadfully tired; I ve worked my fingers to the bone./ See: ALSO WORK ONE S FINGERS TO THE BONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the bone — {adv.}, {slang}, {informal} Thoroughly, entirely, to the core, through all layers. * /I am dreadfully tired; I ve worked my fingers to the bone./ See: ALSO WORK ONE S FINGERS TO THE BONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ the\ bone — adv slang informal thoroughly, entirely, to the core, through all layers. I am dreadfully tired; I ve worked my fingers to the bone. See: work one s fingers to the bone …   Словарь американских идиом

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