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nog uit de raad werkte

English translation: to work like crazy

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Dutch term or phrase:zich uit de naad werken
English translation:to work like crazy
Entered by: Chris Hopley
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21:46 Nov 7, 2003
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Dutch term or phrase: nog uit de raad werkte
terwijl hij zich tot een jaar of vijf geleden nog uit de raad werkte om het publiek (ook via minder vanzelfsprekend materiaal aan zijn kant te krijgen).

"raad" is obscured, so it could be another word... but, I was wondering if there was a good phrase for this?
R. James
United States
Local time: 05:49
naad
Explanation:
zich uit de naad werken = work very very hard (I'd say it otherwise normally but I don't want to be rude in writing :-)
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Elisabeth Toda-v.Galen
France
Local time: 11:49
Grading comment
Brilliant, you're right Elisabeth... good tact, as well :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
naad


Explanation:
zich uit de naad werken = work very very hard (I'd say it otherwise normally but I don't want to be rude in writing :-)

Elisabeth Toda-v.Galen
France
Local time: 11:49
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 75
Grading comment
Brilliant, you're right Elisabeth... good tact, as well :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AllisonK: actually, it's "work oneself to death" and I think this captures the style and spirit of the excerpt, but I guess it's too late now.....;)
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