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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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Although you're typically not required to divulge a side hustle to your employer, it can sometimes mean additional support and flexibility within your primary job.
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But if you're in the very beginning stages of your side hustle, consider asking for testimonials or referrals as a form of payment while you build your brand and reputation.
No amount of preparation will leave you feeling prepared to launch your side hustle, no matter the size or scope of your endeavor.
You have a fledgling side hustle as well as your traditional office day job.
You can do an eight to five job and still manage a side hustle like baking or making snacks and delivering them.Linda Chepkwony she is in her late twentiesShe runs a private company, where she manufactures organic products.
I took one hustle after the other and got into a work study programme with the institution.
On a good month, I make about Sh100,000 from the business and Sh10,000 every weekend from the leather hustle. I market my stuff online on the various social media platforms," she offers.
figure By FLORENCE BETT-KINYATTI I launched my first side hustle in September 2012.
INTOXICATEDThe difference, though, between side hustle money and your first salary is that this heady feeling of I-can-do-anything never goes away.Come to think of it, the novelty amplifies for every shilling you make month after month.
You only need to open your eyes to find where these diamonds are lying and be bold enough to bend down and pick them up.STREET SMARTSecond, the experience itself of running the side hustle will teach you in a few months what would have taken years to learn from reading books or attending business school.
Fourth ndash and most important ndash the side hustle showed me where to draw the carpe between a job/career and a side hustle.
"I think it makes sense that we've found that millennials are the most likely to have a side hustle," said Bankrate's Sarah Berger.
4 and 6 hustle for the defensive spot, with 6 winning it.