see under break up , def. 5.
break someone’s balls To give someone a hard time, esp nagging or overwhelming them: She takes every opportunity to break his balls To overwork or be overworked: breaking my balls to finish this in seven weeks To verbally assault someone; harass: I love it here. I can work hung over and nobody busts my chops/ […]
break someone’s brains
break someone’s chops 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 BUST one’s ASS (1970s+)
to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments: He broke a vase. to infringe, ignore, or act contrary to (a law, rule, promise, etc.): She broke her promise. to dissolve or annul (often followed by off): to break off friendly relations with another country. to fracture a bone of (some […]