Idiom:  knuckle down


Idiom:  knuckle down

  • to work very hard or seriously on a task

Example sentences

— It’s final exam week so I’ve got to knuckle down and finally start studying.

— I didn’t do anything all morning but I was able to knuckle down and finish my report this afternoon.

— Sorry, I can't talk now. I've got to knuckle down and do my homework.

— We knuckled down all season and now that it's over I'm going to go out and get drunk.

— Please knuckle down and finish cleaning up your room so you can work on the garage tomorrow.

— I have to knuckle down and address 125 Christmas cards tonight so I can mail them in time for them to arrive before the holiday.

— If we just knuckle down today, we can finish up painting the kitchen.

— I'm going to the library. Every time I try to knuckle down and work one of my roommates interrupts me.


  • apply yourself
  • buckle down
  • dig in
  • break your back

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