The following sentence is an excerpt from a video uploaded by the magazine TIME on YouTube, whose title is “TIME Person Of The Year: Joe Biden And Kamala Harris.” The sentence mentioned below focuses on problems about black people.

Part of what I think settles some of these question is to work your behinds off for a more just America.

I do not know the meaning of the phrasal verb “work behinds off”. I had never seen the phrase before and tried to seek any information about it on the Internet, but I couldn’t.

Would you mind telling me the meaning of the phrase?


Your behind is your backside or buttocks, commonly ass: Work one's ass off.

Also, in this context, work your tush or tail off, bust your hump or chops

Per Hot Licks: "Work hard, to the point of exhaustion." The adverb off indicates to the extreme.


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