Putting work in (slang)
Also spelled or known as: Puttin’ work in
Related: Work, Put in work, Putting in work
What does Putting work in mean?
1. To be giving something your all and doing your best.
Putting work in Synonyms: Hustling, Grinding, Putting in work
2. To be engaging in gang-related activities or something dangerous or illegal.
Example sentence: “She deserves it, she’s been putting work in.”
“I was always dodging 12, putting work in off the clock” – Bhad Bhabie, Mama Don’t Worry (Still Ain’t Dirty).
“If I’m not working or putting work in I’m either wheeling and dealing, or probably jerkin my” – Viktor Vaughn, The Drop.
“Told you I was at the studio putting work in comin up wit hits You like nah you a lie, you been laid up wit the bitch” – Moneybagg Yo, Pride.
“Feds still lurking They see I’m still putting work in Cause somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerkin'” – Jay-Z, Somewhereinamerica.
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