bust a gut

make an intense effort

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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  • bust a gut — (informal) To make a great deal of strenuous effort • • • Main Entry: ↑gut * * * 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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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