bust out v.5
1. (US campus, also bust) to expel a student.
|(con. 1958) Been Down So Long (1972) 40: ‘They busted me out at midterm [...] but I appealed.’ ‘They can’t bust you, Heff.’.|
2. (US) to ruin financially, esp. through gambling.
|Homeboy 48: The casual contempt of a blackjack dealer busting out a desperate gambler.|
|in Damon Runyon (1992) 119: Rothstein went to the office of his stock brokerage — a bust-them-out operation.|
3. to ruin, destroy.
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 51: Sometimes, the shit ran smooth until something just had to happen. Then we busted out.|
|Goodfellas [film script] 29: You bust the joint out.|
4. to go bankrupt.
|Damon Runyon (1992) 86: The joint busted out and the owners [...] showed up at the building at night with gas cans.|