or bust


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

Examples of or bust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An autumn that began with national championship dreams has now been whittled to the Rob Gronkowski Bowl or bust, and the aftermath of this final dagger on Saturday night was absolutely heartbreaking. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 In 2023, with Williams back for (theoretically) one last season, the expectations for many elevated to playoff or bust. J. Brady McCollough, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2023 The floor and the ceiling are championship or bust. Daniel Kohn, Spin, 6 Sep. 2023 This edge group, with an abundance of first-round talent but without a track record of recent NFL production, carries more boom or bust potential than any facet of the team. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 4 Sep. 2023

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“Or bust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/or%20bust. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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