bust chops

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bust (someone's) chops

1. To scold or insult someone.
2. To disappoint or defeat someone.
3. To hold a building contractor to the letter of an agreement.
See also: bust, chops
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Racial issues are handled with an interesting combination of in-your-face bluntness (when Wahlberg's detective Danny Wallace joins the all-Asian unit run by Chow's Nick Chen, his new colleagues bust his chops about only being there to meet Chinese girls) and drooling hypocrisy (every opportunity to undress a young Asian woman is lovingly exploited).
He's grown up a lot since then though, so I don't mean to bust his chops too much.