work your socks off | work your tail off
Meaning: If you work your socks off, or work your tail off, you work very hard.
- We had to get the job finished by Friday, so we worked our socks off to get it done on time.
- The sales team worked their tails off this quarter, and they've managed to beat the record for first-quarter sales figures.
His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he
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Contributor: Matt Errey