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bust (one's) hump

1. (acting upon oneself) To exert a significant amount of energy to do, accomplish, or complete something, especially with great haste. I've been busting my hump all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting. She's going to have to bust her hump 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 hump to get the project ready by next week. Quit busting my hump! I'll get it done eventually!
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over the hump

 
1. Fig. over the hard part; past the midpoint. Things should be easy from now on. We finally got over the hump. When you get over the hump, life is much better.
2. intoxicated on drugs. Harry is over the hump now. He is stoned. This stuff makes you sick at first. Then suddenly you are over the hump and floating.
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over the hump

past the most difficult or dangerous part of something I hope power companies will have enough electricity to get over the hump of seasonal demand. The other team got off to a big lead at the start, and we just couldn't quite get over the hump.
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be over the hump

  (American informal)
to be past the most difficult or dangerous part of an activity or period of time We're over the hump now. I'm back at work and we've repaid our debts.
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get the hump

  (British informal)
to get annoyed or upset with someone because you think they have done something bad to you Tony got the hump because he thought we hadn't invited him to the party. (British informal)
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over the hump

Past the most difficult part, as in She's over the hump with her dissertation; she'll soon be done. This expression alludes to a barrier that impedes progress. [Colloquial; 1920s]
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hump

1. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Refers to male arching his back in copulation, as in fornicate. Usually objectionable.) The sailor spent his entire leave drinking and humping.
2. n. an act of copulation. (Usually objectionable.) The sailor said he needed a hump and left the ship for the port.
3. n. a person who will copulate without much persuasion. (Usually objectionable.) He’s okay as a hump, but he can’t dance.

hump (along)

in. to move along in a hurry. Come on, move it! Hump to the main office and be fast about it!
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hump

verb

hump it (to somewhere)

tv. to move rapidly (to somewhere). I have to hump it over to Kate’s place right now.
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hump it

verb
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over the hump 1

mod. drug intoxicated. Things should be easy from now on. We are over the hump.
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over the hump

Past the worst or most difficult part or stage: At last I'm over the hump on my term paper.
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References in classic literature ?
He squirmed, he wriggled, he humped as fast as he could, trying to escape; but all in vain.
Punch with his humped back and big nose "comes out" every week to make us laugh.
of the humped Indian cattle, that these had descended from a different aboriginal stock from our European cattle; and several competent judges believe that these latter have had more than one wild parent.
One man was very tall and the other very short; they might even have been fantastically compared to the arrogant clock-tower of Parliament and the humbler humped shoulders of the Abbey, for the short man was in clerical dress.
This was futile for the floor just humped up in different places and I was left with large holes in the floor.
The humps also damage car suspensions and steering components and only move the speed problem to other streets, often roads which are less capable of handling any more than the speed limit imposed within the humped or calmed area.