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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; to 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

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


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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I know his speed is below average, but you don't have to be fast to hustle.
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Over on cable, the fX network brought out Thief, with Andre Braugher as the chief of a robbery crew planning their own big heist, and AMC began running Hustle, tracking the escapades of a band of London con artists.
As Hollywood Hustle begins, Vince is heading out to college in LA to be a film student, happy to be leaving his troublesome family behind.
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