Busting Your Chops

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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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