break one's back
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- (idiomatic) To make a supreme effort.
- 2008, Stuart Smith, The Mad Ramblings of a Monkey: The Nefarious Project, page 17:
- See, it's not that I'm a disagreeable person. I just have a motto that I won't break. If I'm asked to do something, I'll break my back to see that it's done.
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see break, back.