Back to the grind
Meaning / Usage: Going back to work or school after a break
Explanation: “Back” is going back to something. “Grinding” something is hard work, so going back to the “grind” is going back to hard work.
- “Okay, everyone break time is over, get back to the grind .”
- “Back to the grind for me, I’ll talk to you later.”
- Time to get back to the grind. I need to finish so I can leave on time.
A: I really need to finish this project before my deadline.
B: If that’s the case, you’d better stop talking and get back to the grind.