work oneself up

work oneself up
tv. to allow oneself to become emotionally upset.
Todd worked himself up, and I thought he would scream.
Don’t work yourself up over Tracy. She’s not worth it.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • work oneself (up) into a lather — 1. tv. to ork very hard and sweat very much. (In the way that a horse works up a lather.) □ Don’t work yourself up into a lather. We don’t need to finish this today. □ I worked myself into a lather getting this stuff ready. 2. tv. to get excited… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • work oneself into the ground — ► work (or run) oneself into the ground exhaust oneself by working or running very hard. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • work oneself into the ground — work (or run) oneself into the ground exhaust oneself by working (or running) very hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • work oneself up to something — tv. to get neself mentally ready to do something. □ I spent all morning working myself up to taking the driver’s test. □ I had to work myself up to it little by little …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • work — [wʉrk] n. [ME werk < OE weorc, akin to Ger werk < IE base * werĝ , to do, act > Gr ergon (for * wergon), action, work, organon, tool, instrument] 1. physical or mental effort exerted to do or make something; purposeful activity; labor;… …   English World dictionary

  • work — [n1] labor, chore assignment, attempt, commission, daily grind*, drudge, drudgery, effort, elbow grease*, endeavor, exertion, functioning, grind, grindstone*, industry, job, moil, muscle, obligation, pains*, performance, production, push, salt… …   New thesaurus

  • work (or run) oneself into the ground — exhaust oneself by working or running very hard. → ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • Work aversion — Work aversion, Workplace aversion, or Employment aversion is a psychological behavior, often part of an anxiety disorder, in which the subject intentionally refuses to be gainfully employed at all, or works far less than is necessary in order to… …   Wikipedia

  • work out — work hard; complete; calculate, figure out; develop; exercise, exert oneself physically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • work — n 1. labor, toil, exertion, effort, endeavor, exercise; travail, drudgery, slavery, sweat, moil, grind; handwork, spadework, legwork; industry, diligence, trouble, pains; stress, strain, Inf. elbow grease; discipline, drill, workout, exercising,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”