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A hustle

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:04 pm
by Stevenloan
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- Hi everybody! I Googled and "hustle" means "a dishonest way of making money" and "energetic action". Which meaning fits better in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan

Re: A hustle

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:50 am
by Erik_Kowal
According to a Google reverse image search, the couple in the photo are two American actors, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. They are currently married to each other. Blake Lively's best known role is probably as a socialite in the TV series Gossip Girl.

According to Wikipedia, Reynolds is an entrepreneur and businessman as well as being an actor.

So the first definition of the two that you supplied is probably the one that fits best (though I would not say that everything that can be described as a 'hustle' is necessarily dishonest).

On the other hand, Reynolds has had a fair number of partners in his time, which possibly involved quite a bit of 'energetic action'.

Re: A hustle

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:31 am
by BonnieL
Hustle usually means to hurry up. It can also mean a job. "Side hustle," meaning a 2nd job of some sort, is pretty common here.

Re: A hustle

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:16 pm
by Phil White
If you google the exact words "A man with a hustle needs a woman with a vision not a lil girl who likes to party.", the results indicate that this has become something of social media meme, but there is no indication where it came from, except that it seems to derive from "A man with a dream needs a woman with a vision." And that in turn appears also to be a meme.

As far as "hustle" is concerned, I as a Brit have no idea whatsoever what it could mean in this context, so you are not alone, Steven.

Re: A hustle

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:36 am
by Stevenloan
Erik, BonnieL and Phil White : Thank you all so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan

Re: A hustle

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:15 pm
by Shelley
"A hustle" does not mean the same thing as "A dream." Depending on the context, a hustle is usually something bad; a dream is usually something good. Hustling is prostitution, frequently. And yes, sometimes "a hustle" can be legitimate, honest work, but I would never call it that, except humorously.

Without the article "a" in front of it, "hustle" can certainly mean to hurry up or apply oneself to a job with more effort. In fact, the article "a" should be removed from the above poorly translated meme. "A man with hustle needs a woman with vision . . ." (why, I have to ask -- nah, not really; by now I know why).

I really feel sorry for English language learners who are struggling to understand and learn euphemistic slang with such wild (and wide of the mark) examples. Where do you get these, Stevenloan?

Re: A hustle

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:53 pm
by Stevenloan
Shelley : I got the picture from a page on Facebook. Thanks so much for your answer.

StevenLoan