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English definition of “hard at it”

hard at it

UK informal
putting a lot of effort into what you are doing: That's what I like to see - everybody hard at it!Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort Grammar:HardHard is both an adjective and an adverb. When it is an adverb, it means ‘needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort’. It goes after the main verb:See more
(Definition of hard at it from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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