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Bust your chops

DEFINITION

Intimidate.  Harass to the point one loses will or strength to fight back. (Compare to Bust heads/ kneecaps.)

“When I nag you to stop smoking, I’m not trying to bust your chops, just trying to help you remain healthy.”

 

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