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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.
See also: bust, butt

bust butt

verb
See also: bust, butt
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You have to bust your butt every time to get those black jerseys and that's the way we want to play every game, every time.
There are some similarities and some differences, but you need a hard work ethic to bust your butt and try to play."
He said: "You don't bust your butt to come second and there's nobody as motivated as Fab to win it all.
He said: "You don't bust your butt to come second and there is nobody as motivated as Fab to win it all.
"Later I asked Bob Carmel and he said 'you bust your butt right?-That's what I wanted.'"
"If you come out with the proper attitude and bust your butt every day, you can leave with your head up either way it goes."
"You should always train hard and bust your butt. That's what a sport is," he said following victory in temperatures well over 100 degrees.
"That's why you bust your butt as hard as you do in practice sessions, to get yourself in that position.
"That's why you bust your butt as hard as you do in practice sessions to get yourself in that position.