busting his hump

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Hello, in "Maps tot he Stars" Benjie went to see his friend, telling him that he felt like getting in some sxxx; his friend asked him if his mother was still working him and Benjie replied that she was busting his expensive little hump one day at a time - What does "hump" mean? Thank you!

Benjie: Hey, ah... I feel like getting in some shit tonight. You got any?
Rhett" Mother still working you?
Benjie: Busting my expensive little hump, one day at a time.
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    American English
    The Free Dictionary: bust (one's) hump:
    1. (acting upon oneself) To exert a significant amount of energy to do, accomplish, or complete something, especially with great haste. I've been busting my hump all night long to get this presentation ready for tomorrow's meeting. She's going to have to bust her hump if she wants a place on the varsity team.
    2. (acting upon someone else) To harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is busting everyone's hump to get the project ready by next week. Quit busting my hump! I'll get it done eventually!

    I think of hump as your back – from the hump of a camel's back (camels being used as beasts of burden in the desert).
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