put your back into it


Put your back into it


To work hard and with enthusiasm


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!


United States, early 19th century


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.