work like a dog

Idom

work like a dog

Definition

This idiom is used to describe someone who works very hard or tirelessly.

Examples

She has been working like a dog to get this project finished on time.

He’s been working like a dog for the past two weeks to get the report ready.

She is working like a dog to make sure her team succeeds.

I have been working like a dog to finish this project.

He has been working like a dog to make sure everything is ready for the presentation.

Origin

It is believed that this idiom originates from the analogy of a dog, which is known to be a hardworking and loyal companion.

FAQs

question

What does “work like a dog” mean?

answer

This idiom is used to describe someone who works very hard or tirelessly.