Meaning of “break the back of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"break the back of sth" in British English

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break the back of sth


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.

(Definition of “break the back of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)