run someone into the ground

run someone into the ground
run/work/drive/someone into the ground phrase
to make someone work very hard, until they are so tired that they cannot work any more

You have to be careful that you don’t work yourself into the ground.

Thesaurus: to make someone work hardsynonym
Main entry: ground

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  • work someone into the ground — run/work/drive/someone into the ground phrase to make someone work very hard, until they are so tired that they cannot work any more You have to be careful that you don’t work yourself into the ground. Thesaurus: to make someone work hardsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive someone into the ground — run/work/drive/someone into the ground phrase to make someone work very hard, until they are so tired that they cannot work any more You have to be careful that you don’t work yourself into the ground. Thesaurus: to make someone work hardsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • run sb into the ground — drive/run/work sb into the ground ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • run into the ground — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do or use (something) more than is wanted or needed. * /It s all right to borrow my hammer once in a while, but don t run it into the ground./ 2. To win over or defeat (someone) completely. * /We lost the game today,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run into the ground — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do or use (something) more than is wanted or needed. * /It s all right to borrow my hammer once in a while, but don t run it into the ground./ 2. To win over or defeat (someone) completely. * /We lost the game today,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ into\ the\ ground — v. phr. informal 1. To do or use (smth) more than is wanted or needed. It s all right to borrow my hammer once in a while, but don t run it into the ground. 2. To win over or defeat (someone) completely. We lost the game today, but tomorrow we ll …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run/work sb into the ground — drive/run/work sb into the ground ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • drive sb into the ground — drive/run/work sb into the ground ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • work sb into the ground — drive/run/work sb into the ground ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • drive/run/work sb into the ground — ► to make someone work very hard, especially so that they become ill or extremely tired: »Although we worked everyone into the ground, we didn t get the job done in time. »They were running themselves into the ground. Main Entry: ↑ground …   Financial and business terms

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