|work things out
||discuss a problem and find a solution, work it out
||Maria and Paulo had a fight, but they worked things out.
|work to rule
||do only as much work as you have to do, draw the line
||The teachers are working to rule because they are not satisfied with their salaries.
|work up a sweat
||work or exercise hard, perspire, break a sweat
||When I skip, it takes me ten minutes to work up a sweat.
|work up a thirst
||become thirsty, work or play until you are thirsty
||Digging trenches at midday, the men soon worked up a thirst.
|work your ass off [B]
||work very hard, work my buns off
||Why do you work your ass off for such a small salary?
|work your buns off
||work hard, work steadily
||If you work your buns off, you can learn these idioms!
||one who loves to work; who is addicted to work
||Gary is a workaholic. He even works on weekends!
||Now, Dad. Don't get worked up about the war. Don't get upset.
||exercising, practicing a sport, weight training, work out
||I feel good after a workout - after jogging or swimming.
||a person who tries to be the best in the world, set the world on fire
||My coach said, "You don't have to be a world beater. Just be the best you can be."