work sb hard

work sb hard
to make someone use a lot of effort: »

He works his trainees really hard.

Main Entry: work

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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

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