work one's way

  • 1 work one's way — phrasal : to advance slowly against resistance or obstruction worked his way to the center of the jostling crowd worked his way cautiously down the cliff …

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  • 2 work one's way through college — (or school, etc.) obtain the money for educational fees or one s maintenance as a student by working …

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  • 3 work one's way along — prepare the way for the future …

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  • 4 work one's way through college — finance one s college education by working in a job …

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  • 5 work one's fingers to the bone — {v. phr.} To work very hard. * / I have to work my fingers to the bone for a measly pittance of a salary, Fred complained./ …

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  • 6 work one's fingers to the bone — {v. phr.} To work very hard. * / I have to work my fingers to the bone for a measly pittance of a salary, Fred complained./ …

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  • 7 work one's magic — verb To achieve something favourable and desired through the application of special skills, talents, or expertise. The company accountants worked their magic and found a way to lower overhead costs …

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  • 8 pick one's way — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. move cautiously, find one s way, work through; see find 1 , sneak , walk 1 …

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  • 9 in one's way — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Within reach; likely to be met; before you. * /The chance to work for a printer was put in my way./ Compare: PUT IN THE WAY OF. 2. or[in the way] In your path as a hindrance; placed so as to block the way. * /Fred tried… …

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  • 10 in one's way — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Within reach; likely to be met; before you. * /The chance to work for a printer was put in my way./ Compare: PUT IN THE WAY OF. 2. or[in the way] In your path as a hindrance; placed so as to block the way. * /Fred tried… …

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  • 11 in\ one's\ way — adv or adj. phr. 1. Within reach; likely to be met; before you. The chance to work for a printer was put in my way. Compare: put in the way of 2. or in the way In your path as a hindrance; placed so as to block the way. Fred tried to get to the… …

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  • 12 wheedle one's way — phrasal : to move or advance toward an objective by wheedling wheedle their way into a soft berth where 50 men do the work of 10 Frank O Leary wheedled his way onto the stage Time responsible officials have often been able to circumvent extremist …

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  • 13 make one's way — {v. phr.} 1. To go forward with difficulty; find a path for yourself. * /They made their way through the crowd./ 2. To do many hard things to earn a living; make a life work for yourself. * /He was anxious to finish school and make his own way in …

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  • 14 make one's way — {v. phr.} 1. To go forward with difficulty; find a path for yourself. * /They made their way through the crowd./ 2. To do many hard things to earn a living; make a life work for yourself. * /He was anxious to finish school and make his own way in …

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  • 15 make\ one's\ way — v. phr. 1. To go forward with difficulty; find a path for yourself. They made their way through the crowd. 2. To do many hard things to earn a living; make a life work for yourself. He was anxious to finish school and make his own way in the… …

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  • 16 claw one's way back —    In a situation which has deteriorated, if you claw your way back, you gradually regain your former position through determination, energy and hard work.     After a serious accident, the Olympic champion clawed his way back to the top, to the… …

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  • 17 work — /wɜk / (say werk) noun 1. exertion directed to produce or accomplish something; labour; toil. 2. that on which exertion or labour is expended; something to be made or done; a task or undertaking. 3. productive or operative activity. 4. manner or… …

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  • 18 way — n. path, route 1) to blaze, clear, pave, prepare; smoothe the way for (to pave the way for reform) 2) to take the (easy) way (out of a difficult situation) 3) to lead; point, show the way 4) to edge; elbow; fight; force; hack; jostle; make;… …

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  • 19 work — I n. labor 1) to do work (they never do any work) 2) to begin; quit, stop work (they quit work at one o clock) 3) to take on work 4) to undo smb. s work 5) backbreaking, hard; delicate; demanding; dirty, scut; easy, light; exhausting, tiring;… …

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  • 20 work — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. job, occupation, calling, trade, profession; task, stint, employment; drudgery, toil, moil, grind, routine; function; craftsmanship, workmanship; arts and crafts, craft, handicraft; opus, production,… …

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