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English definition of “bust a gut”

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bust a gut

informal
to work very hard or make a big effort to achieve something: I really busted a gut to get that report finished on time.
Translations of “bust a gut”
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力做某事以達到某目標…
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力做某事以达到某目标…
(Definition of bust a gut from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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