bust my butt

bust my butt
work very hard, work my fingers to the bone
  

She busts her butt to earn a good wage, and he spends it.


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  • bust your butt — vp To exert yourself. Rachel busted her butt working for her father and he never appreciated it. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • bust — bust1 [bʌst] v past tense and past participle bust BrE also busted especially AmE [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(break)¦ 2¦(police)¦ 3¦(try hard)¦ 4¦(money)¦ 5 crime busting/union busting/budget busting etc 6 ... or bust! 7¦(milit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • butt — butt1 [ bʌt ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL the part of your body that you sit on: BOTTOM: They ought to get off their butts and go back to work. a pain in the butt: That old computer is a pain in the butt! => KICK1 2. ) the part of a cigarette or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bust one's ass — verb to work very hard, to put in a lot of effort. Syn: bust ones arse, bust ones butt, bust ones chops …   Wiktionary

  • bust one’s ass to do something — AND break one’s balls (to do something); bust one’s butt (to do something); bust one’s nuts (to do something) tv. o work very hard to do something; to work very hard at something. (Usually objectionable.) □ You get down there and bust your ass to …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bust — bust1 [ bʌst ] noun * 1. ) count a model of the head and shoulders of a person made out of stone, wood, metal, etc.: a bust of Shakespeare 2. ) count a woman s breasts, used especially when taking their measurements: Measure the hips, waist, and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bust — I. noun Etymology: French buste, from Italian busto, from Latin bustum tomb Date: 1645 1. a sculptured representation of the upper part of the human figure including the head and neck and usually part of the shoulders and breast 2. the upper part …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bust one's butt — verb To work exceptionally hard. Ive been busting my butt getting the tent fixed, while youre just sipping cocoa. Give me a hand. Syn: bust ones ass, sweat blood …   Wiktionary

  • bust one's butt — work extremely hard; try very hard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bust one’s butt to do something — Go to ust (one’s) ass (to do something) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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