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bust (one's) butt

1. To exert a significant amount of energy in some task, activity, or goal; to work very hard. 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. 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!
3. To defeat one decisively. We weren't prepared for the game, and the other team busted our butts.
4. To tease one; to give one a hard time. Aw, come on, dude, I was just busting your butt. No need to get upset about it.
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bust butt

verb
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"So let's go bust our butt, work hard and go get one."
of the whole season, bust our butt, play hard, don't give anything and get beat from the foul line," North Middlesex coach Pat Murphy said.
LEONARD 'BUST OUR BUTTS' BRODY GOES down as one of the most colourful and left-field club directors (Orange Ken Dulieu aside) for his sensational, if completely ridiculous, money-making scheme based on getting fans to text in at premium rates to the club with their preferred substitutions during a game, which the manager would then have to make.
We don't want to bust our butts hunting all season just to wind up wounding or missing a hard won shot because our bow is not hitting where we thought it was.
"Hopefully, we can bust our butts and keep playing hard."
There was Bust Our Butts Brody, the man came up with the harebrained 'text your subs' moneymaking scheme.
The Canadian entrepreneur came in with his "bust our butts" rhetoric, insisting that the key difference with them from the previous lineup was "unity".
"We just bust our butts in practice and work real hard," Marcasciano said.