put your back into it

Idiom

Put your back into it

Definition

To work hard and with enthusiasm

Examples

If you want to get this job done, you need to put your back into it.

I know it’s a lot of work, but put your back into it and you’ll get it finished in no time.

You can do it, just put your back into it!

Origin

United States, early 19th century

FAQs

What does ‘put your back into it’ mean?

It is an idiom that means to work hard and with enthusiasm.

Where did this idiom originate?

It is believed to have originated in the United States in the early 19th century.