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bust (one's) balls

1. vulgar slang (acting upon oneself) To exert a significant amount of energy to do, accomplish, or complete something, especially with great haste. I've been busting my balls all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting. She's going to have to bust her balls if she wants a place on the varsity team.
2. vulgar slang (acting upon someone else) To harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is busting everyone's balls to get the project ready by next week. Quit busting my balls! I'll get it done eventually!
3. vulgar slang (acting upon someone else) To tease, ridicule, or mock someone, usually jocosely. Don't get so worked up, man, I'm just busting your balls. I like her family, but her uncle always busts my balls when we see him.
See also: ball, bust

bust (one's) hump

1. (acting upon oneself) To exert a significant amount of energy to do, accomplish, or complete something, especially with great haste. I've been busting my hump all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting. She's going to have to bust her hump 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 hump to get the project ready by next week. Quit busting my hump! I'll get it done eventually!
See also: bust, hump

bust (one's) butt

1. To exert a significant amount of energy in some task, activity, or goal; to work very hard. 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. 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!
3. To defeat one decisively. We weren't prepared for the game, and the other team busted our butts.
4. To tease one; to give one a hard time. Aw, come on, dude, I was just busting your butt. No need to get upset about it.
See also: bust, butt

bust (one's) ass

1. rude slang 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 To harass, nag, or upbraid one 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!
3. rude slang To defeat one decisively. We weren't prepared for the game, and the other team busted our asses.
4. rude slang To physically attack one; to beat one up. I'll bust your ass if I ever see you talking to my girlfriend again.
5. rude slang To tease one; to give one a hard time. Aw, come on, dude, I was just busting your ass. No need to get upset about it.
See also: ass, bust

be over the hump

slang To have endured and surpassed the most difficult or unpleasant part of a task or situation. I had a hard time adjusting to my new job, but I'm over the hump now that it's been a few months. We're finally over the hump with this research. All that's left to do are citations.
See also: hump, over

get the hump

To become annoyed or irritated because one thinks that another has wronged them. Primarily heard in UK. Jenny often feels left out anyway, so If you don't bring her a cupcake too, she'll get the hump.
See also: get, hump

over the hump

Past the worst, most difficult, or most stressful part (of something); more than halfway done (with something). I know this project has been trying, but we're finally over the hump. Everything should go smoothly now. I actually think Thursday is the easiest day of the week to get through—you're over the hump, but you're not counting down the minutes until the weekend.
See also: hump, over

hump day

slang Wednesday. The phrase alludes to a work or school week being like a hill, with the "hump"—the hardest part to overcome—being right in the middle. Primarily heard in US. Make sure you make an extra pot of coffee for the office this morning—it's always tough getting through hump day.
See also: hump

live on (one's) (own) hump

obsolete To be self-sufficient by using only one's own resources. An allusion to camels, whose humps store large deposits of fat that allow them to survive for long periods without eating. He decided to cut his children off from his money and let them live on their own humps for once. After high school, I gathered up all the money I'd been saving, moved out of my parents' house, and set out to live on my hump for the first time in my life.
See also: hump, live, on

live off (of) (one's) (own) hump

obsolete To be self-sufficient by using only one's own resources. An allusion to camels, whose humps store large deposits of fat that allow them to survive for long periods without eating. He decided to cut his children off from his money and let them live off their own humps for once. After high school, I gathered up all the money I'd been saving, moved out of my parents' house, and set out to live off of my hump for the first time in my life.
See also: hump, live, off

over the hump

 
1. Fig. over the hard part; past the midpoint. Things should be easy from now on. We finally got over the hump. When you get over the hump, life is much better.
2. intoxicated on drugs. Harry is over the hump now. He is stoned. This stuff makes you sick at first. Then suddenly you are over the hump and floating.
See also: hump, over

over the hump

Past the most difficult part, as in She's over the hump with her dissertation; she'll soon be done. This expression alludes to a barrier that impedes progress. [Colloquial; 1920s]
See also: hump, over

get the hump

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you get the hump, you get annoyed by something. She got the hump because we were mucking around. He's still got the hump with his former team mate.
See also: get, hump

hump day

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
Hump day is Wednesday. He's just an average guy trying to get through hump day. Note: This expression comes from the idea that the middle of the week is the `hump' or the hardest part to get through.
See also: hump

over the hump

INFORMAL
If you are over the hump in an unpleasant or difficult situation, you are past the worst part of it. I think we're basically over the hump. We've got an economy now that's likely to grow. It's been a difficult time but we're over the hump now.
See also: hump, over

live on your hump

be self-sufficient. informal
The image here is of the camel, which is famous for surviving on the fat in its hump without feeding or drinking.
See also: hump, live, on

over the hump

over the worst.
See also: hump, over

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

give somebody/get the ˈhump

(British English, informal) annoy somebody/become annoyed, angry, etc: She gets the hump when people don’t listen to her.‘What’s wrong with Jake?’ ‘Oh, I don’t know. He’s got the hump about something.’
See also: get, give, hump, somebody

over the ˈhump

(informal) past the largest, worst or most difficult part of a job, illness, etc: I’ll be over the hump when I’ve done this exam — then there’ll be just two left.
See also: hump, over

hump

1. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Refers to male arching his back in copulation, as in fornicate. Usually objectionable.) The sailor spent his entire leave drinking and humping.
2. n. an act of copulation. (Usually objectionable.) The sailor said he needed a hump and left the ship for the port.
3. n. a person who will copulate without much persuasion. (Usually objectionable.) He’s okay as a hump, but he can’t dance.

hump (along)

in. to move along in a hurry. Come on, move it! Hump to the main office and be fast about it!
See also: hump

hump

verb

hump it (to somewhere)

tv. to move rapidly (to somewhere). I have to hump it over to Kate’s place right now.
See also: hump, somewhere

hump it

verb
See also: hump

over the hump 1

mod. drug intoxicated. Things should be easy from now on. We are over the hump.
See also: hump, over

over the hump

Past the worst or most difficult part or stage: At last I'm over the hump on my term paper.
See also: hump, over
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It shall also provide alternative options in place such as rumble strips, install warning signs prior to the speed humps, bumps, and protuberance, and review all existing ones and recommend for its modification, alteration, or demolition.
Having thicker bezels and the square camera hump on the back makes for a rather clunky design for an iPhone, so one could only hope that all these are not yet final.
| SOME also find humps hard to spot on the road, more than a quarter (28%) wanting to see road markings and signage made clearer.
|However, there are also a lot of drivers who see the benefit of speed humps. Almost half of UK drivers think they protect pedestrians from speeding cars, while just over two fifths (44%) say they improve road safety.
For many years, Rob and Alan enjoyed friendly rivalry as they both aimed to finish one of Britain's longest hills lists.At the start of the year Rob had 25 HuMPs left to do, while Alan had just five.
"The country should be allowing more free roads and not one kilometre full of humps that can make anyone dizzy and even pregnant women give birth.
(ii) Obtaining a statistical model to examine the impact of speed hump characteristics (length, height and distance between consecutive humps) on hump-crossing vehicle speed for different vehicles types
But the cost of removing the older humps and the introduction of newer versions means they remain a daily obstacle for drivers.
Al-Sada also said all unauthorised humps will be removed within three years.
"The mandate of the Speed Humps Committee is to review all types of speed humps, study their compliance with the specifications and take necessary steps -- whether to remove or reconstruct these speed humps," Engineer Abdul Aziz al Sada, Road Safety Advisor in the Ashghal, said while making a presentation.
Ras Al Khaimah -- With over 60 run-over accidents recorded in Ras Al Khaimah last year, the Department of Public Works and Services has built a number of speed humps on busy roads in the emirate.
Kadhim Abdul Latif has revealed that the Ministry has constructed speed humps at pedestrian crossings and pedestrian signals in order to reduce chances of accidents or reduce the severity of collisions.
I WAS very pleased to get a bit of backing from Mr R Newell of Marske about those monstrous speed humps wrecking our cars in 'High cost of humps' (5.12.12).
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has built a number of speed humps inside Dubai's International City over the past few months with the aim of increasing pedestrian safety.
I hereby extend my appreciation to the relevant authorities who erected the speed humps at the Oshiko roadblock in the Oshana region, where the police officer, Constable Albetina Uugwanga(47) was hit and killed instantly by a Toyota sedan.