put one's shoulder to the wheel

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put one's shoulder to the wheel (third-person singular simple present puts one's shoulder to the wheel, present participle putting one's shoulder to the wheel, simple past and past participle put one's shoulder to the wheel)

  1. (figuratively) To work very strenuously.
    When he got to law school he knew he'd have to put his shoulder to the wheel to succeed.

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