into the ground
phrasal beyond what is necessary or tolerable ; to exhaustion <
labored an issue into the groundNewsweek
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • into the ground — See: RUN INTO THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into the ground — See: RUN INTO THE GROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To run into the ground — Run Run, v. t. 1. To cause to run (in the various senses of {Run}, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block. [1913 Webster] 2. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation. [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run into the ground — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do or use (something) more than is wanted or needed. * /It s all right to borrow my hammer once in a while, but don t run it into the ground./ 2. To win over or defeat (someone) completely. * /We lost the game today,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run into the ground — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do or use (something) more than is wanted or needed. * /It s all right to borrow my hammer once in a while, but don t run it into the ground./ 2. To win over or defeat (someone) completely. * /We lost the game today,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Into the Woods — Infobox Musical name=Into the Woods caption= Original Cast Recording music= Stephen Sondheim lyrics= Stephen Sondheim book= James Lapine basis= Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim s The Uses of Enchantment productions= 1987 Broadway 1988 United States… …   Wikipedia

  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet — infobox Book | name = The Ground Beneath Her Feet title orig = translator = author = Salman Rushdie cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Henry Holt Company release date = 1999 media type =… …   Wikipedia

  • To bite the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come to the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall to the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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