bust butt

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bust (one's) butt

1. (acting upon oneself) To exert a significant amount of energy or work very hard to do, accomplish, or complete something. I've been busting my butt all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting. She's going to have to bust her butt if she wants a place on the varsity team.
2. (acting upon someone else) To harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is busting everyone's butt to get the project ready by next week. Quit busting my butt! I'll get it done eventually!
See also: bust, butt

bust butt

verb
See also: bust, butt
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It's going to be a winning season, but at the same time I know I have to come out here and bust my butt.
Being able to play like I did today is why I bust my butt so hard at home to get to this point," Woods said.
Something about it out here makes me want to bust my butt a little more.
Soundbite: Tom: ``I'll bust my butt to be cool if you bust your butt to receive said coolness.
I bust my butt every day because it may be the last day I ever play this game,'' he said.
So why not bust my butt for another couple of months and see where it leads?
I was going to bust my butt to do the best job possible," he says.
He said: "That's why I bust my butt so hard at home to get to this point.