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English definition of “break the back of sth”

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break the back of sth

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to get most or the worst part of a particular task done: We've broken the back of it now and we should be finished by Friday.
Translations of “break the back of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 完成絶大(或最艱難的)部分…
in Chinese (Simplified) 完成绝大(或最艰难的)部分…
(Definition of break the back of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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