bust (one's) hump(redirected from bust someone's hump)
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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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
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.
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