English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'put your shoulder to the wheel'

(idiom) 
Definition
to work very hard
Synonyms
work hard
,
strive
He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
,
make every effort
,
set to work
,
buckle down (informal)
I just buckled down and got on with playing.
,
apply yourself
If you apply yourself, there's no reason why you shouldn't pass.
,
exert yourself
He never exerts himself for other people.
,
get down to something
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of apply yourself
Definition
to concentrate one's efforts or faculties
If you apply yourself, there's no reason why you shouldn't pass.
Synonyms
work hard,
pay attention,
try,
commit yourself,
buckle down (informal),
be assiduous,
devote yourself,
be diligent,
dedicate yourself,
make an effort,
address yourself,
be industrious,
in the sense of buckle down
Definition
to apply oneself with determination
I just buckled down and got on with playing.
Synonyms
set to,
fall to,
get busy,
get cracking (informal),
put your shoulder to the wheel
in the sense of exert yourself
Definition
to make a special effort
He never exerts himself for other people.
Synonyms
make an effort,
go for it (informal),
try hard,
bend over backwards (informal),
do your best,
go for broke (slang),
bust a gut (informal),
spare no effort,
make a great effort,
give it your best shot (informal),
break your neck (informal),
apply yourself,
put yourself out,
make an all-out effort (informal),
get your finger out (British, informal),
pull your finger out (British, informal),
knock yourself out (informal),
do your damnedest (informal),
give it your all (informal),
rupture yourself (informal)

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