bust a/one's gut

Definition of bust a/one's gut


  1. 1 :  to work or try extremely hard We're going to have to bust our guts to finish this project on time.

  2. 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

  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

    :  the upper part of the human torso between neck and waist

    :  the breasts of a woman

  1. :  to break or smash especially with force

    :  to make inoperative

    :  to bring an end to :  break up

  1. :  spree

    :  a hearty drinking session

    :  a complete failure :  flop

  1. :  bankrupt, broke

  1. :  bowels, entrails

    :  the basic visceral or emotional part of a person

    :  digestive tract

  1. :  eviscerate

    :  to extract all the essential passages or portions from

    :  to destroy the inside of

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

    :  having strong impact or immediate relevance

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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