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To work hard - synonyms or related words

do the hard yards

to do the hard work and effort that is needed for success, often when this is not noticed by other people

work at

to try hard to develop or improve something



to work hard to achieve something



to work harder than you should



to work very hard

apply yourself

to work very hard on something for a long time

put your back into something

to do something, especially physical work, with a lot of effort

buckle down

to start working hard and seriously



informal to work hard and for a long time doing something that is difficult or boring

exert yourself

formal to use a lot of physical or mental effort

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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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