Idioms with work

Here are some idiomatic expressions involving the word work.

Get worked up

To get worked up is to become excited, angry or stressed.

  • Celebrity gossips are a dime a dozen and it is easy to get worked up about nothing.

Have your work cut out

When you have your work cut out, you are faced with a difficult or time-consuming task.

Work out

When things work out, they develop in a good or specified way.

Work someone out

To work someone out is to understand their behavior.

Work something out

To work something out is to calculate an amount. It can also mean ‘plan something in detail.’

  • We need to work out a plan.

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