a discontinuation, especially abrupt, as of relations.
the action of breaking off.
In addition to the idioms beginning with break one , , also see under break someone
break one’s ass Also, break or bust one’s ass or balls or butt or chops. Exert oneself to the utmost, try extremely hard, as in I’ve been breaking my ass to finish early. This expression is considered vulgar slang; both ass, for backside or buttocks, and balls, for male genitals, are rude; butt, for buttocks, […]
Also, break one’s neck . Make a great effort, work very hard. For example, I’ve been breaking my back over this problem for the past week , or Don’t break your neck to get there; we’ll wait for you . Both versions of this expression, polite equivalents of break one’s ass , transfer the literal […]
break one’s balls see under break one’s ass