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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Obviously, the older I've gotten the harder it is to stay in shape, but I've really busted my butt," Wakefield said.
The articles) bothered me because it's telling the fans I'm overweight when I busted my butt all offseason.
I busted my butt off in school for seven years to get a good technical job, and I don't make much more than these greedy people.
I've busted my butt to prove to the people that those tags'' - drunk, racist, quitter - ``aren't true.
I've had tendinitis since (Artesia High) coach (Wayne) Merino busted my butt in summer workouts,'' Kapono said.
I played hard in front of them for four years, busted my butt every day.