bust (one's) 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 somebody’s ˈass/ˈballs/ˈbutt/ˈhump

(American English, taboo, slang) (also bust somebody’s ˈchops American English rather old-fashioned) criticize somebody in an angry or annoying way: Why are you always busting my balls?This guy keeps busting my chops about my smelly tennis sneakers. ▶ ˈball-buster noun
See also: ass, ball, bust, butt, hump

bust your ˈass/ˈballs/ˈbutt/ˈhump

(American English, taboo, slang) make a very great effort: I bust my ass to get that job.I’ve been busting my hump for the last week trying to get the project finished.
See also: ass, ball, bust, butt, hump

bust butt

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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.
We just bust our butts in practice and work real hard," Marcasciano said.
We get thrown something at us and then we bust our butts to get right back up front and challenge for something, and (Sunday) we did it again.
We bust our butts every year, but when those things start going up in the air and you see the kids oohing and aahing, it makes it all worth it.
With the Sky Blues again hours away from administration, the media entrepreneur sat at the top table of the Ricoh Arena press lounge, insisting: "I believe we have enough visioned people on this board, a fantastic new CEO, and we're going to bust our butts to make that happen.