knuckle down

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Synonyms for knuckle down

work very hard, like a slave

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He needed to come out of it and he will go away now with Denmark and fingers crossed he will knuckle down."
"Given they were (in their own minds) close to perfect, they didn't feel sufficient need to knuckle down in practice.
"He needs to knuckle down. I've spoken to him a few times since I've left and I'm always on the end of the phone.
However, Jones - who returned to the side for Sunday's FA Cup loss at Valley Parade following a four-game absence - remains confident the Wearside outfit have in their ranks players with the experience of situations similar to their current predicament and the capacity to "knuckle down and move on".
TOM WADE has warned his Blyth Spartans players that they must "knuckle down and graft" now that the early-season "overexcitement" has begun to wane.
Djokovic was at his lowest ebb when Melzer came back from two sets down to beat him in the 2010 French Open, but that was the spark for the Serb to knuckle down and get his career back on track.
After being smothered by the warm welcome of Invercargill, let's hope we knuckle down, get all mean and moody again, and do ourselves proud on the pitch.
We have to knuckle down and continue to develop the car."
For this reason, if SDSM does not knuckle down soon, it risks facing a true debacle at the next elections, says Geleva.
"We have to knuckle down and look forward to the next game," said Bertrand.
The programme follows the mums and dads as they knuckle down to months of revision, homework and mock exams.
"We'll knuckle down, we know Galway have knuckled down already and they have had the advantage of seeing us play on Sunday.
GARY MILLS has called on his side to "knuckle down" and finish the season with three professional performances after their play-off hopes were left hanging in the balance.
PRESCOT 2 BRIGHOUSE 1 PRESCOT Cables had to knuckle down for three hard-earned points at home to Brighouse Town yesterday afternoon.