bust butt

(redirected from bust their butt)

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 butt

verb
See also: bust, butt
References in periodicals archive ?
These guys just bust their butts and I know everybody appreciates it.
Back when Hogan and those guys were playing, they had to bust their butts just to make a living.
They basically bust their butts all day long," said maintenance supervisor Kyle Stribling.
In the next week, we saw airmen bust their butts to keep their part of Operation Iraqi Freedom on track.
They look like hitters who bust their butts going down the line on every routine ground ball, but somehow find an extra burst of energy on a grounder deep in the hole.
All 80 guys work hard, bust their butts during the offseason, come out here during training camp.