to bust your hump

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition -

"to bust your hump"

to work really hard especially with great haste


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - bust your hump

"to bust your hump"

to criticize, nag, upbraid or harass someone to do something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - bust your hump

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  You've been putting in some really long hours the last couple of months.

Colleague 2:  Yes. I've been averaging about seventy-hour work weeks.

Colleague 1:  Why are you busting your hump so hard?

Colleague 2:  I really want a promotion and I figure if I work hard enough, I will have a chance.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - bust your hump

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  You haven't cleaned up the backyard yet.

Husband:  No. Not yet.

Wife:  When are you going to do it?

Husband:  I'm not sure. There's a lot of work to be done out there.

Wife:  Do you think you'll be able to do it today? Or maybe tomorrow?

Husband: I think so.

Wife:  Well? When?

Husband:  You don't have to bust my hump about it. I know you parents are coming to visit in a couple of days. The yard will be beautiful by the time they get here.

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to bust your hump - Gerund Form:

Busting your hump to make a deadline often means working late at night.

Busting your husband's hump about painting the house will not win you any popularity prizes.

to bust your hump - Examples:

1)  I kept my distance for a while, but after seeing him bust his hump to finish school while working full-time, ...

2)  ... why he continued to bust his hump after making something north of half a billion dollars on the sitcom's syndication.

3)  Did he bust his hump to help the Falcons and work hard to be the best player he could be?

4)  Look, you work hard, you bust your hump all day, and you're exhausted.

5)  Along the way; you'll bust your hump trying to make the jump from the AA leagues to the AAA teams, ...

6)  Did you know that – back in the day – you might've had to bust your hump in a factory rather than complain about your pesky homework?

7)  No, Jana was saddled with her fairytale sobriquet due to her well-known eagerness to bust her hump in order to make life easier for her parents ...

8)  You set a goal, and you bust your hump to make it happen. No matter what it takes. 

9)  I'm going to bust my hump so I can get a promotion. Don't worry about paying me overtime.

10)  I think that if you bust your hump and get into your craft, it will pay off.

11)  But if we're going to bust Ben Roethlisberger's hump for dabbling with the crazy hotel help, you're damn right we're going to cover it.

12)  I woke up all those nights, busted my hump to keep you fed and clothed and sheltered.

13)  I was someone who always did what the coaches asked and I busted my hump. Shoot, I made a whole career out of my work ethic. 

14)  I had in mind was to come up here and work hard, bust my hump, create an opportunity for myself -- and that's what I did.

15)  I ate camel, and I liked it. Please don't bust my hump about it.

16)  ... your top performers -- who are busting their hump to make the organization successful.

17)  Wherever there's a buck to be made without them guys busting their hump and breaking their backs, they're going to prey on the weak.

18)  We're busting our hump to make that right. It will improve over time.

19)  ... came through smaller NCAA programs and had to bust their hump to break into professional football.

20)  I was upset and bitter that my mom had to bust her hump for 20-plus years.