Meaning of “put your back into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"put your back into sth" in British English

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put your back into sth

to use a lot of physical effort to try to do something:

You could dig this plot in an afternoon if you really put your back into it.

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

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