Posted by ESC on January 06, 2006
In Reply to: ...or bust posted by Angie on January 05, 2006
: What does the phrase "...or bust" mean and where did originated from? As in, "California or bust!"
I believe "bust" has this meaning:
Main Entry: 4bust
Variant(s): or bust·ed /'b&s-t&d/
: BANKRUPT, BROKE Go bust.
Get to California or go broke trying. I'm not sure why it is "bust."