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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
to hurry up. Hustle up, you guys. We have to get moving. Hustle up. We are almost late.
hustle your buttmove or act quickly. North American informal
Other variants of this phrase include hustle your buns and, in vulgar slang, hustle your ass .
ˌhustle and ˈbustlebusy 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.
in. to eavesdrop. I was ear hustling while you were talking, and felt I had to correct something you said about me.
n. eavesdropping. Your ear hustling will get you in trouble, especially when people are talking about you.
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.