hack away at sth Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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hack away at sth

informal phrasal verb with hack
 
 
/hæk/ verb [I or T]
to slowly reduce the amount of money, staff, or resources that are needed in order to be successful: Profits are in a free fall, and companies are slashing spending on new equipment and hacking away at payrolls.
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