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party animalA person known for frequent, enthusiastic attendance at parties, especially one whose partying behavior is exuberant or excessive.
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at workAt one's workplace.
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at workWorking, in the process of doing work.
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busy workWork or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness.
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donkey workHard, boring, routine work.
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grunt workThat is considered undesirable and therefore delegated to underlings.
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work atTo make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task.
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work outTo calculate.
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work outTo make sense of.
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work outTo extract gradually.
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work outTo conclude with the correct solution.
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work outTo succeed.
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work outTo habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
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work outTo do exercises, especially physical.
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work overTo improve a prototype, or first draft.
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work overTo physically attack someone to cause them injury.
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work spouseA man or woman in the workplace with whom one shares a special relationship having bonds similar to those of a marriage: special confidences, loyalties, shared jokes and experiences, and unusual degree of honesty or openness.
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work like a charmworks great - exactly as expected
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go to workBeat up, batter.
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go to workTo begin performing some task or work.
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go to workTo go to one's job, as by commuting.
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out of workUnemployed, or having nothing to do.
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piece of workA product or manufactured article, especially an item of art or craft.
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set to workTo begin working at.
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set to workTo begin working.
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set to workTo cause to begin working.
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stroke of workWith "do not do a", to do none of the assigned task at all.
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work the crowdTo work the room.
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work the roomTo interact enthusiastically with the attendees at an event, by moving among them, greeting them, and engaging them in conversation.
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work the roomTo interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.
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work to ruletake industrial action
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all in a day's workA nonchalant dismissal of a significant accomplishment.
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make quick work ofTo accomplish a specified task easily and quickly.
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make short work ofTo make a task quicker or easier.
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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.
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work around the clockTo work all day and all night without a break, because it is imperative to finish something.
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work one's arse offWork excessively or to the point of exhaustion.
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work one's butt offTo work very hard or to excess.
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work one's tail offWork excessively or to the point of exhaustion.
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close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.
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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.
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only fools and horses workPhilosophy of life that people who do not look for an easy way of earning a living are foolish.
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wouldn't work in a pie factory tasting piesLazy and will not keep a job anywhere
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work one's fingers to the boneWork especially hard, usually for an extended period.
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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.
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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.
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don't shit where you eat(idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.2006 Sept. 19, Michael Musto, "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.
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mad with angerbecome angry like an animal
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muck aboutTo do random unplanned work or spend time idly.
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