|All in a day's work||A usual part of the job / routine; nothing special.||Air raids and artillery barrages were all in a day's work for the soldiers.|
|All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy||You need to have fun in order to be a happy, healthy person.||Go out and have fun! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.|
|Close (good) enough for government work||Done just well enough.||There was little time left, but it was good enough for government work.|
|Dirty work||Necessary, but uninteresting, or difficult work.|
Dishonest or underhanded actions; treachery.
|Everybody knows about all the dirty work they do in that project.|
|Get down to work / business||To stop relaxing; start to seriously conduct business.||We're running behind schedule. Now, stop joking and let's get down to work!|
|Get worked up (over something)||To become angry / annoyed / agitated about something.||He seemed to get worked up over the new policy.|
|Make short /fast / light work of something||To finish something quickly||He made short work of his breakfast so that he would not be late for work.|
|Make hard work of (doing) something||To work in a way which makes it more difficult than it should be||The repair took a long time because they made hard work of it.|
|Work against the clock||To work fast because there is a limited period of time to do something||We had to work against the clock since the deadline was very close.|
|Work away (at something)||To continue to work industriously at something||They kept working away despite of the rain.|
|Work like a horse/a slave/a beaver/a mule||To work very hard||He was exhausted after having to work like a horse all day.|
|Work out for the best||To finish well||Don't worry. Things will work out for the best.|
|Work someone or something over||To give someone or something a thorough examination.||The doctor worked my father over but couldn't find anything wrong.|
|Throw a monkey wrench in the works||To cause a disturbance in something that seems clear and understandable||Let's talk to him about our plan. I'm sure he won't throw a monkey wrench in the works.|
|Work wonders (with someone or something)||To be very helpful with someone or something||The new coach has worked wonders with the team. They have won five matches fo far.|
- I'm afraid we have to .... The report is due the day after tomorrow.
- work out for the best
- work it over
- work against the clock
- make hard work of it
- Being a single parent, she has to ... to support her children.
- work her over
- get worked up
- work out for the best
- work like a horse
- We only have 10 minutes. You'd better ... of it.
- make fast work
- make hard work
- work away
- work out
- Dealing with customers' complaints is ... for her. It's part of her job.
- a work of art
- all in a day's work
- a work out
- dirty work
- I think you should go out and have some fun. ....
- Don't work against the clock.
- Make hard work of it.
- All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Throw a monkey wrench in the works.
- The medicine has ... with him. He is recovering.
- worked over
- worked wonders
- worked up
- work away
- Despite of my carelessness, I was lucky that everything ....
- worked against the clock
- worked me over
- worked out for the best
- worked away
- The room redecoration finished two days before the event. Although the time was short, it was ....
- working up
- a work-away
- close enough for government work
- a work-over
Reference: The Free Dictionary