bust a/one's gut

Definition of bust a/one's gut

informal
1 :to work or try extremely hard
  • We're going to have to bust our guts to finish this project on time.
2 :to laugh in an uncontrolled way
  • I thought I'd bust a gut (laughing) when you showed up in that silly outfit.

Word by Word Definitions

bust play
  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 of the human torso between neck and waist

  1. : to break or smash especially with force

  2. : to bring an end to : break up

  3. : to ruin financially

  1. : spree

  2. : a hearty drinking session

  3. : a complete failure : flop

  1. : bankrupt, broke

gut play
  1. : bowels, entrails

  2. : the basic visceral or emotional part of a person

  3. : digestive tract

  1. : eviscerate

  2. : to extract all the essential passages or portions from

  3. : to destroy the inside of

  1. : arising from one's inmost self : visceral

  2. : having strong impact or immediate relevance


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