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

See also: bust, butt
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Gigi is busting her butt all the time out there,'' Holy Name coach Barry Finneron said.
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Paige has been really hurt by men, the father of the kid is not in the picture, and she's been busting her butt trying to make ends meet, holding down a couple of jobs.
She got on the freshmen because she was busting her butt, and she wanted them to match her level of play.
She's a gifted athlete and she's been busting her butt to get better.