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break someone's balls

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break someone's balls

verb phrase

  1. To give someone a hard time, esp nagging or overwhelming them: She takes every opportunity to break his balls
  2. To overwork or be overworked: breaking my balls to finish this in seven weeks

break someone's chops

verb phrase

  1. To verbally assault someone; harass: I love it here. I can work hung over and nobody busts my chops/ Well, she turned absolutely livid, and ever since she's been busting my chops
  2. BUST one's ASS (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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