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Work oneself up into something vs Work oneself up to something

work oneself up into somethingbring oneself into a highly emotional state:

  • It would be foolish, even dangerous to work oneself up into a frenzy.

work oneself up to something

1. = work oneself up into something:

  • He would gradually work himself up to a state of intense agitation in which he screamed and berated me.

2. prepare oneself with sufficient energy or courage to do smth.:

  • I can’t just walk in there and ask for a raise. I have to work myself up to it.

3. progress to a certain rank or status:

  • He worked himself up to sergeant in no time at all.