put one's shoulder to the wheel

put one's shoulder to the wheel (to work hard at something; to work hard and make an effort; еo make a great effort yourself or with others; try hard; cooperate) — сделать усилие, приложить усилие; постараться, приналечь, поднапрячься; упорно работать

1: If everyone puts their shoulder to the wheel, the job will be finished in no time. (thefreedictionary.com)

Example 2: You'd be surprised what you can get done when you really put your shoulder to the wheel. (thefreedictionary.com)

Example 3: To be fair to the player, I have been very impressed with the way that he has put his shoulder to the wheel since joining our club.

Example 4: We gripe about being second tier to Singapore, South Korea and Finland but are unable to put our national shoulder to the wheel to achieve educational excellence. (huffingtonpost.com)

Related vocabulary:
[put one's back into sth]
[pull one's socks up]
[pull out all the stops]
[put one's heart into sth]
[put one's best foot forward]
[elbow grease]