bust someone's chops

Definition of bust someone's chops

:to criticize someone in a playful way :tease
  • My brother likes to bust my chops.

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

chops play
  1. : jaw

  2. : mouth

  3. : the fleshy covering of the jaws


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bust someone's chops? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!