Synonyms of 'put your shoulder to the wheel'
to work very hard
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.
If you apply yourself, there's no reason why you shouldn't pass.
He never exerts himself for other people.
get down to something
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in the sense of apply yourself
to concentrate one's efforts or facultiesIf you apply yourself, there's no reason why you shouldn't pass.
in the sense of buckle down
to apply oneself with determinationI just buckled down and got on with playing.
in the sense of exert yourself
to make a special effortHe never exerts himself for other people.
make an effort,
go for it (informal),
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),
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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