Busting Your Chops
Busting Your Chops : Phrases
To say things intended to harass.
Don't get mad, I am just busting your chops.
At the turn of the century, wearing very long sideburns - called mutton chops or lamb chops - was en vogue. Lamb chop side burns also made a comeback in the late 1960s. A bust in the chops was to get hit in the face. Since Mutton Chops areno longer considered high fashion, the term has come to be figurative rather than literal.
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