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

verb
See also: bust, butt
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If Parker's having some down stretches, it probably means we're busting our butt and doing a good job on him," Carlisle said.
It felt like just a couple days ago that we were busting our butt, we were running like crazy,'' said Belair, a junior shortstop.
We're out here busting our butts because we want to get into one of those tournaments and win,'' said Marc Kimmich, an Australian on the Challenger tour.
For five years we've been busting our butts, and now it's starting to show.
Just keep busting our butts hard and hopefully in September we're in playoff position.