- 埋头苦干 [mái tóu kǔ gàn]
- work with quiet hard application; bury oneself in work; engage in unostentatious hard work; immerse oneself in hard work; keep one's nose to the grindstone; plug away; quietly immerse oneself in hard work; quietly put one's shoulder to the wheel; work intensely:
Your quiet hard work will command respect. 你那埋头苦干的精神令人尊敬。
He industriously engages in unostentatious hard work. 他勤勤恳恳，埋头苦干。
He kept banging away at his work day by day, until eventually the project was finished.
She's the willing horse in the office and so gets given most of the work to do.