break one's back

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break one's back

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see break,‎ back.
  2. (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.