Posted by Word Camel on July 24, 2003
In Reply to: "Busting his chops" posted by Word Camel on July 24, 2003
: In Brooklyn and other places in the NYC area it is customary to refer to giving someone a hard time as "busting his chops". I've also heard it used to indicate teasing "Hey, I'm just busting your chops".
: Anyway, I'm wondering where it comes from and especially what the "chops" are. Any ideas?
That'll teach me to ask questions before my morning coffee!