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bust Idioms & Phrases


bronco busting

  • noun breaking a bronco to saddle
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bust up

  • verb smash or break forcefully
    wrack; wreck.
    • The kid busted up the car
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bust-up

  • noun a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
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bust-up takeover

  • noun a leveraged buyout in which the target company's assets are sold to repay the loan that financed the takeover
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buy-and-bust operation

  • noun an undercover operation by narcotics detectives to catch unsuspecting drug dealers
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drug bust

  • noun seizure of illegal drugs by the police
    drug bust.
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drugs bust

  • noun seizure of illegal drugs by the police
    drug bust.
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Portrait bust, ∨ Portrait statue

  • a bust or statue representing the actual features or person of an individual; in distinction from an ideal bust or statue.
Webster 1913

trust busting

  • noun (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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