bust (one's) ass

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bust (one's) ass

1. rude slang (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 ass all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting. She's going to have to bust her ass if she wants a place on the varsity team.
2. rude slang (acting upon someone else) To harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is busting everyone's ass to get the project ready by next week. Quit busting my ass! I'll get it done eventually!
See also: ass, bust

bust ass

vulgar slang To pass gass; to fart. Who just busted ass? It stinks in here.
See also: ass, bust

bust your ass

try very hard to do something.
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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
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 ass

verb
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bust ass

verb
See also: ass, bust
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I've been in this division since the WEC merged (with UFC), I've stayed quiet and busted my ass day in day out, I feel like I should be up there.
As a single parent I busted my ass to see to it that he and his sister would have the money they needed for college and ironworking wasn't part of the plan.
It's like, all right, I busted my ass for eight months to get to that point and then all of a sudden, we're back with everybody else.