Many common English idioms, phrases, and proverbs include the word work. Read through some of my favorites and see if you can follow.
Work (one’s way) into something
Meaning # 1: To slowly get into a space that is small and tight.
The glue gradually worked its way into the crack in the table
Meaning # 2: To slowly get more deeply involved in something.
Soon, I’ll work my way into my confusing new position at my job. It’s a difficult job, but I’ll get it.
Meaning # 1: To earn money to put yourself through some kind of advanced education.
Sue worked her way through law school as a bartender.
I worked through the detailed application process slowly.
Meaning # 3: To struggle with some emotional or physical pain.
Andy had to work through his crippling…
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