One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Set to work vigorously.
get to work, get down to work, apply oneself, set to work, fall to, buckle down, get down to business, put one's hand to the plough, roll up one's sleeves, get things moving, start the ball rollingView synonyms
- ‘We believe that if we put our shoulder to the wheel, we can create jobs for Australian workers - but it will take a truly national effort.’
- ‘We hope that, if the president will put his shoulder to the wheel, we'll be able to do it this time.’
- ‘Anyone with influence must put their shoulder to the wheel.’
- ‘Muthukuda should put his shoulder to the wheel more.’
- ‘However, people had put their shoulder to the wheel and they should now take a bow.’
- ‘He urged everyone involved to put their shoulder to the wheel and make this event the best All-Ireland Ploughing ever held.’
- ‘It's easy to criticise, but we should put our shoulder to the wheel and do our bit to persuade our clients to get into the sector.’
- ‘Sure, I've tried to live a benign life, putting my shoulder to the wheel for peace.’
- ‘Mr. Quinn also touched on developments at Ballycomey and in particular those who put their shoulder to the wheel to provide such a fine facility.’
- ‘Powell took his seat in the United Nations and put his shoulder to the wheel.’
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