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be at work

to be working: The labourers were at work in the fields. literary to be having an effect, usually an obvious or bad effect: It seems as though forces of destruction are increasingly at work throughout society.
(Definition of be at work from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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