bust my chops


bust my chops
Bust my chops
When someone says that they're not going to bust their chops, it means they are not going to work that hard or make much effort.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • bust your chops — vp To scold, chastise. I m going to bust his chops for leaving his date at the party when I see him. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • bust one's chops — verb To exert oneself. Ive been busting my chops to get this out by end of day. See Also: bust someones chops, bust chops …   Wiktionary

  • 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 chops N. Amer. — bust one s chops N. Amer. informal exert oneself. → chops …   English new terms dictionary

  • bust someone's chops N. Amer. — bust someone s chops N. Amer. informal nag or criticize someone. → chops …   English new terms dictionary

  • chops — [chäps] pl.n. 〚see CHAP1〛 1. the jaws 2. the mouth and lower cheeks ☆ 3. Slang technical skill, esp. of a jazz or rock musician * * * chops ( …   Universalium

  • chops — plural noun informal 1》 a person s or animal s mouth, jaws, or cheeks. 2》 the technical skill of a jazz or rock musician. Phrases bust one s chops N. Amer. informal exert oneself. bust someone s chops N. Amer. informal nag or criticize someone.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • chops — /tʃɒps/ (say chops) Colloquial –plural noun 1. the jaw. 2. Jazz a. → embouchure (def. 3b). b. musical ability and technical prowess. –phrase 3. bust someone s chops, to nag, criticise or reprimand someone. 4. in the chops, in th …   Australian English dictionary

  • bust chops — verb To nag; to berate or hound in an effort to elicit action. The boss has been busting chops all day …   Wiktionary