One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘don't burn yourself out or you won't even feel up to making that once-weekly trip’
work too hard, work like a horse, work like a slave, work like a Trojan, run oneself into the ground, work oneself into the ground, wear oneself to a shadow, work one's fingers to the bone, drive oneself into the ground, sweat, sweat blood, work day and night, burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, overtax oneself, overtax one's strength, kill oneself, do too much, overdo it, strain oneself, overburden oneself, overload oneself, drive oneself too hard, push oneself too hard
informal knock oneself out, work one's tail off
vulgar slang sweat one's balls off, work one's balls off
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