bust balls

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bust (someone's) balls

1. Vulgar Slang To make extreme or unreasonable demands of someone.
2. To harass or scold someone.
See also: ball, bust
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This is a mafia whose gut instinct is to bully and humiliate the little guys who bust their balls - referees, opposing players, reporters who ask awkward questions, TV companies who show replays of leg-breaking tackles, and fans who ring up phone-ins.
He added: "Think about it - as a driver you have all these incredibly talented guys who bust their balls to give you this fantastic machine to race, then you have to go out and perform at the very best of your ability.