work like a horse

work like a horse
(work like a horse (like a navvy, nigger, slave или galley slave))
трудиться до изнеможения; ≈ работать как каторжный, работать как вол

Why should you stay here working like a galley slave in the dust and heat, when you could come with me and live like a princess? (K. S. Prichard, ‘The Roaring Nineties’, ch. 37) — К чему вам торчать здесь, работать как каторжная, в жару, в пыли? Поедемте со мной - и вы будете жить как принцесса!

...she had to work like a nigger but she was happy. (A. J. Cronin, ‘The Stars Look Down’, book III, ch. IV) — Грейс приходилось работать не покладая рук, но она чувствовала себя счастливой.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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