apply yourself

apply yourself
apply yourself phrase
to work very hard on something for a long time

You need to prove to an employer that you can apply yourself.

Thesaurus: to work hardsynonym
Main entry: apply

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apply yourself
: to make yourself work hard in order to complete something successfully

If you apply yourself, you might be able to finish the project on time.

She applied herself to learning the language.

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Main Entry:apply

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