to go bust
bust ust (b[u^]st), v. i. 1. To break or burst. [informal] [PJC]

2. (Card Playing) In blackjack, to draw a card that causes one's total to exceed twenty-one. [PJC]

3. To go bankrupt. [PJC]

{to go bust} to go bankrupt.

{or bust} or collapse from the effort; -- used in phrases expressing determination to do something; as, Oregon or bust, meaning ``We will get to Oregon or die trying.'' [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bust, burst — The principal parts of burst are burst, burst, burst. As verb forms, bust and busted are illiteracies. To get busted ( to be arrested ), to go bust ( to become bankrupt ), to bust up ( to disagree, to break up ), and a bust ( failure ) are slang… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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  • bust — ▪ I. bust bust 1 [bʌst] adjective informal FINANCE go bust if a business goes bust, it cannot continue to operate because it does not have enough money to pay its debts: • The company eventually went bust, leaving debts of £7 million.   [m0] ▪ II …   Financial and business terms

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