bust (one's) ass(redirected from busted their asses)
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!
vulgar slang To be flatulent; to fart. Who just busted ass? It stinks in here.
bust your asstry very hard to do something.
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.
bust ass to do somethingverb
bust one’s assverb
bust (one’s) ass (to do something)and break (one’s) balls (to do something) and bust (one’s) butt (to do something) and bust (one’s) nuts (to do something)
tv. to work very hard to do something; to work very hard at something. (Usually objectionable.) You get down there and bust your ass to get the job done right! You hear me? I busted my butt to please her, and what do I get?