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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Later I asked Bob Carmel and he said 'you bust your butt right?
If you come out with the proper attitude and bust your butt every day, you can leave with your head up either way it goes.
I think it's really hard when you're asking a shooter to play 36, 37 minutes a game and play great defense and really bust your butt every position on defense.
That's why you bust your butt as hard as do you in practice sessions to get yourself in that position.
That's why you bust your butt as hard as you do in practice sessions to get yourself in that position.
You bust your butt at work; now you can't go anywhere.
It used to be, you'd bust your butt climbing to the top of Angels Landing, which is a 1,400-foot grunt of a climb.
Her teammates kept her going, spouting encouragement, saying things such as ``way to bust your butt.