Summer vacations should offer a hiatus from the hustle but at the Hamptons everyone is selling or pushing someone or something.
American hustle and Gravity both lead with 10 Oscar nominations apiece followed closely by 12 Years A Slave with 9.
Her hustle has started to pay off and she started a 14-date national tour in early November.
Young, pretty, petite, and commanding, Coach French demands toughness: bleacher runs, drills, sweat, hustle, discipline.
A movie of more recent vintage, “American hustle,” might also come to mind.
"You'll have to get a hustle on if you intend to stake," Barry Dane spoke up.
And now if you girls will get your things on, I'll hustle you over to the Hall.
And now you hustle home to Mother Hayes or she won't let me have you at six and a quarter cents any more.
But even in the groups where there was no hustle there was often something of homelessness.
"We wouldn't get back in ten years, I'll tell you that, unless we hustle," Morris declared.
1680s, "to shake to and fro" (especially of money in a cap, as part of a game called hustle-cap), metathesized from Dutch hutselen, husseln "to shake, to toss," frequentative of hutsen, variant of hotsen "to shake." "The stems hot-, hut- appear in a number of formations in both High and Low German dialects, all implying a shaking movement" [OED]. Related: Hustled; hustling. Meaning "push roughly, shove" first recorded 1751. That of "hurry, move quickly" is from 1812.
The key-note and countersign of life in these cities [of the U.S. West] is the word "hustle." We have caught it in the East. but we use it humorously, just as we once used the Southern word "skedaddle," but out West the word hustle is not only a serious term, it is the most serious in the language. [Julian Ralph, "Our Great West," N.Y., 1893]Sense of "to get in a quick, illegal manner" is 1840 in American English; that of "to sell goods aggressively" is 1887.
"pushing activity; activity in the interest of success," 1891, American English, from hustle (v.); earlier it meant "a shaking together" (1715). Sense of "illegal business activity" is by 1963, American English. As a name of a popular dance, by 1975.
[criminal senses may be related to early 19th-century hustle, ''do the sex act, fuck'']