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to do the hard work and effort that is needed for success, often when this is not noticed by other people
to try hard to develop or improve something
to work hard to achieve something
to work harder than you should
to work very hard
to work very hard on something for a long time
to do something, especially physical work, with a lot of effort
to start working hard and seriously
informal to work hard and for a long time doing something that is difficult or boring
formal to use a lot of physical or mental effort
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
the spirit of a dead person that someone sees or hears
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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