North American informal Nag or criticize someone.
More example sentences
- Look, I know I've been really hard on you in the past, and I've busted your chops for a lot of things that really weren't your fault.
- ‘You used to be the one busting my chops,’ Steve told Maria.
- I know I bust your chops a lot, but you're a real good kid.
Definition of bust someone's chops in:
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