Interested in Language
Since I've been studying a number of verbs, especially phrasal verbs, generally used when we have to talk about work, hard work, slogs at working, or study and I have come across several of them, I have already checked their meanings in my dictionary but, as far as I have caught they all mean the same thing...now my question is this: can you confirm me that they mean the same and that they can be used when for example a person is required to work or to study hard for his/her job or at school?
The verbs and the expressions I have found are the following: to slog away, to beaver away, to fling oneself into, to knuckle down, to buckle down.
Are they all commonly used in everyday's life? Do they sound strange or can I use them to mean what I have written above?
Thank you for you help.
Last edited by BobK; 04-Jun-2013 at 15:05. Reason: Typo
PS Also 'Going at it hammer and tongs' - though this often implies a confrontation of some kind... Going at it hell for leather... loads more I'm sure.
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