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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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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 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

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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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It also receives applications from individuals and residents requesting speed humps on roads close to residential buildings.
Ahmad Al Hammadi, Director of the RAK Public Works and Services Department, said many speed humps have been built in the Nakheel area, which sees heavy traffic throughout the day, due to which pedestrians find it difficult to cross the roads.
When speed humps are implemented, warning signs are also installed and humps are painted, in addition to installing reflective signs to warn drivers of speed humps from a distance.
Coun Sambrook, Labour member for Pegswood, claimed the council will agree to place three speed humps along the road, subject to the area committee giving the go-ahead tonight.
As for the speed hump near the GDN's office, the ministry will urgently carry out the necessary maintenance work.
Many authorities have stopped doing the dreaded humps and in some cases they are removing them.
Before the speed humps were placed, you would only face traffic at specific times of the day like the mornings when everyone is on their way to work," he said adding that the traffic going out of the city has become evident at all times of the day.
am said: "It got to the point where we didn't want to play My Humps no more.
It is suggested instead that "one drives with one wheel on the hump and one wheel on the road, alternating sides on the speed humps where possible," it is a case of damage to tyres or damage to the springs
At the moment, the council spends thousands of pounds installing speed humps to calm traffic, what is a pothole but an inverted speed hump?
Renee LeSalle and Bill Mitchell with WDEF, Channel 12-the CBS affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee-reported on "Chattanooga's War on Speed" and the city's use of: innovative traffic-calming measures, radar driver feedback signs from Radarsign, drawbacks of speed humps, the success of the Radarsign effort and the plan to add even more signs as the population continues to grow.
For exceptional parents anything with a hump is okay, its part of their design; a design that sees the challenge, the beauty and opportunity that is provided by all humps, whether they are in the middle of the week or the middle of the road.
IS there a solid body of evidence to support the belief that traffic calming measures, in particular road humps and chicanes, actually help the cause of road safety?
As Liverpool has the finest road humps in Britain, why don't we use the same high-grade material for the awful pot-holed spaces in between.