bust out [=be outstanding?]

ralife

Senior Member
Portuguese
Hello, everybody. I have checked out the expression "to bust out" on previous topics, and have come accross several meanings.

I understand that the expression can be used in different contexts.
I would like to know if one of them refers to doing something extraordinarily well or to being outstanding.
Can I say, for example, "She busted out at the party with her dress"

OR

"She busts out as a teacher"?

If the expression is not suitable, which one would you recommend?

Thanks
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hello, Ralife. I suppose some speakers might accept "She busts out as a teacher", but it sounds awfully informal and somewhat inappropriate to me. I think "She stands out as a teacher" is much better.
     
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