What is the meaning of the expression
WORK LIKE A DOG?
to work very hard
- It’s nice to have a long weekend, but unfortunately when I return to work on Tuesday, I always need to work like a dog to catch up.
- He has two jobs and he goes to university. He is working like a dog to give his children a better future.
- I wish my sister had a better job. The pay at her company is terrible, and her boss works her like a dog.
- Yes, they have nice things, but they both work like dogs. They don’t have any time to enjoy the things they own.
- We are going to have to work like dogs to get our house clean this weekend. Relatives are coming to visit on Monday, and we have been painting. Our place is a mess!