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hustle (one's) bustle

To increase one's pace or sense of urgency; to hurry up; to get moving quickly. We'd better hustle our bustle if we want to get to the movie theater on time!
See also: bustle, hustle

hustle and bustle

Busy and frenetic activity or excitement. I love living among the hustle and bustle of the city. I avoid the hustle and bustle of malls and shopping centers whenever I can.
See also: and, bustle, hustle

hustle (one's) butt

To increase one's pace or sense of urgency; to hurry up or get moving quickly. We'd better hustle our butt if we want to get to the movie theater on time! Hustle your butts, kids! We're already running late!
See also: butt, hustle

side hustle

Another source of income in addition to one's primary or full-time job, sometimes one that serves as a creative outlet in contrast with one's regular employment. I work in an office, but food blogging is my side hustle. Almost all of the rookie reporters I know have some kind of side hustle to help them supplement their income.
See also: hustle, side

ear hustle

To listen in on a conversation that one is not a participant in; to eavesdrop. Let's postpone this discussion until a later time—some people in the office are known to ear hustle.
See also: ear, hustle

ear hustling

The act of listening in on a conversation that one is not a participant in; eavesdropping. Let's postpone this discussion until a later time—I worry that some people in the office are outside the door, ear hustling right now.
See also: ear, hustle

hustle and bustle

Fig. confusion and business. I can't stand the hustle and bustle of big cities. There is a lot of hustle and bustle in this office at the end of the fiscal year.
See also: and, bustle, hustle

hustle up

to hurry up. Hustle up, you guys. We have to get moving. Hustle up. We are almost late.
See also: hustle, up

hustle your butt

move or act quickly. North American informal
Other variants of this phrase include hustle your buns and, in vulgar slang, hustle your ass .
See also: butt, hustle

ˌhustle and ˈbustle

busy and excited activity: I can’t concentrate on my work with all this hustle and bustle going on around me.I’ve always loved the hustle and bustle of big cities.
See also: and, bustle, hustle

ear hustle

in. to eavesdrop. I was ear hustling while you were talking, and felt I had to correct something you said about me.
See also: ear, hustle

ear hustling

n. eavesdropping. Your ear hustling will get you in trouble, especially when people are talking about you.
See also: ear, hustle

hustle

(ˈhəslæ)
1. in. to move rapidly; to hurry. It’s late. I’ve got to hustle.
2. n. hurried movement; confusion. I can’t work when there is all this hustle around me.
3. n. a scheme to make money; a special technique for making money. (Underworld. This includes drug dealing, prostitution, and other vice activities.) Each of these punks has a hustle—a specialty in crime. We all know what Shorty’s hustle is.
4. in. to use one’s special technique for making money. He’s out there on the streets hustling all the time.
5. tv. to use a scheme on a person to try to make money; to con someone. Don’t try to hustle me, sister. I know which end is up.
6. tv. to attempt to seduce someone. I think that Britney’s hustling Max.
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Are the women who dance at the shame-inducing hustle clubs more likely to be poor, with less cultural capital, and fewer job options than dancers at the show or social clubs?
Had we not broken this cardinal rule of the hustle, we'd all be able to buy stuff with style--you know, in cash.
Fourth ndash and most important ndash the side hustle showed me where to draw the carpe between a job/career and a side hustle.
Officials said the 2017 Halloween Hustle triggered many complaints from residents after loud music played and a public-address system was used starting about 6:45 a.m.
Cherifer Hustle was holding on to a close 84-80 lead in the last four minutes before NU Bullpup Terrence Fortea's triple triggered the decisive run capped off by another three from Belangel to make it an 11-point lead, 93-82 with 2:18 remaining.
The "Hustle Hour" live with Mike and Diane is an extension of TEPSBEST Media geared towards motivating people to take action in their own lives.
What the extra cash is used for varies substantially depending on who's earning it: 69 percent of women who engage in "side hustles" put the money toward necessary expenses (as opposed to simply using it as additional dispensable income), while only 42 percent of men do.
It's part of Hustle's (and Russell's) nervy energy that we never really know where we stand.
The film, based on the true story of a free New Yorker kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south of the United States, faces the force of Gravity and competition from crime caper American Hustle at this year's bash.
''American Hustle'' also has 10 nominations, but in tougher, more competitive races than ''Gravity's'' mainly craft nods.
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).
STEVE McQueen's 12 Years a Slave faces the force of Gravity and competition from crime caper American Hustle at this year's Oscars.
Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and crime caper "American Hustle" are among the top contenders at the Globes, the first big show of a season which climaxes with the Oscars on March 2.
Tipping the scale on one side is the might of Hollywood represented by Christian Bale, the Haverfordwest-born actor looking set to add to an already burgeoning mantelpiece with a Best Actor nod for his role as a real-life New York con artist in David O Russell's black comedy American Hustle.
government alleges that Countrywide and BofA defrauded Fannie Mae and similar mortgage-finance firm Freddie Mac through a program called the High Speed Swim Lane, also known as Hustle. In Hustle, the government says, Countrywide systematically removed quality controls and relied more heavily on automated loans, resulting in a higher loan default rate.