break one's back


break one's back
обанкротиться, потерпеть крах

Англо-русский словарь экономических терминов. 2001.

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  • break one's back — ► break one s back (or neck) put great effort into achieving something. Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • break one's back —  1. Work hard. (See also back breaker.)  2. break the back of Complete the major part of (a task etc.) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • break one's back — verb work very hard, like a slave (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑slave, ↑buckle down, ↑knuckle down • Derivationally related forms: ↑slave (for: ↑slave), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • break one's back (or neck) — put great effort into achieving something. → break …   English new terms dictionary

  • break one's neck — ► break one s back (or neck) put great effort into achieving something. Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • rod for one's back — verb The means of ones own punishment or downfall. Silcote, you are making a rod for your back in your treatment of that child. Shell live to break your heart for you …   Wiktionary

  • break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • back — I adj., adv. 1) back to (things are back to normal) 2) way back (way back in the eighteenth century) 3) (misc.) to go back on one s promise/word ( to fail to keep one s promise ) II n. part of the body opposite to the front 1) to turn one s back… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • back — I. /bæk / (say bak) noun 1. the hinder part of the human body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine. 2. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. 3. the rear portion of any part or organ of the body: the back of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • break — break1 verb (past broke; past participle broken) 1》 separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.     ↘(of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam.     ↘(of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) be discharged when the sac is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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