break the back of something

break the back of something
break the back of something british phrase
to finish the main part or the hardest part of a piece of work

I think we’ve broken the back of the job now.

Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: break

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break the ˈback of sth idiom
to finish the largest or most important part of a task

I want to break the back of this translation before the weekend.

Main entry:backidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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