or bust

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of or bust

informal
used to say that one will do everything possible to get somewhere
  • The sign on the car said "New Orleans or bust!"

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


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