What is the meaning of the expression
WORK LIKE A DOG?
to work very hard
1. 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.
2. He has two jobs and he goes to university. He is working like a dog to give his children a better future.
3. I wish my sister had a better job. The pay at her company is terrible, and her boss works her like a dog.
4. Yes, they have nice things, but they both work like dogs. They don’t have any time to enjoy the things they own.
5. 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!