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work both sides of the street

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work one's ass off

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To work very hard; BUST one's ASS: They work their ass off all year/ The dead acoustics of the room force the students to work their tails off/ Complains one Apple staffer, ''People are working their buns off'' (1940s+)


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work both sides of the street

Engage in doubledealing, be duplicitous, as in The real estate agent was known for working both sides of the street, advising first the buyer and then the seller. This metaphoric term transfers opposite sides of a street to opposite sides of a negotiation.
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