bust a gut

bust a gut (informal)
To make a great deal of strenuous effort
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Main Entry:gut

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bust a gut informal phrase
to try extremely hard to achieve something

I nearly bust a gut trying to get the job finished on time.

Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym
Main entry: gut

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informal make a strenuous effort

a problem which nobody is going to bust a gut trying to solve

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bust a gut (also bust your gut)
informal
1 : to work or try extremely hard

We're going to have to bust a gut to finish this project on time.

2 US : to laugh in an uncontrolled way

I thought I'd bust a gut (laughing) when you showed up in that silly outfit.

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Main Entry:gut

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bust a gut — (laughing) informal to laugh a lot. I bust a gut laughing at his imitation of the Queen …   New idioms dictionary

  • bust a gut — ► bust a gut informal make a strenuous effort. Main Entry: ↑gut …   English terms dictionary

  • bust a gut — informal to work very hard or to make a big effort to achieve something. I really bust a gut to get that report finished on time …   New idioms dictionary

  • bust a gut — informal to try extremely hard to achieve something I nearly bust a gut trying to get the job finished on time …   English dictionary

  • bust a gut — informal make a strenuous effort. → gut …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bust a gut — to work hard …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bust a gut — I Australian Slang to work hard II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) make an intense effort …   English dialects glossary

  • bust a gut — make an intense effort …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • bust a gut laughing — bust a gut (laughing) informal to laugh a lot. I bust a gut laughing at his imitation of the Queen …   New idioms dictionary

  • bust a gut (doing something do something) — bust a ˈgut (doing sth/to do sth) idiom (informal) to make a great effort to do sth • It s a problem which nobody is going to bust a gut trying to solve. Main entry: ↑bustidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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