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Hustle

A slang term meaning to cheat or otherwise earn money unethically or illegally.
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Many of them are still hustling, and some are active drug users.
Virie got a real job working at the paper mill and wanted me to get one, too, but hustling was all I had ever known or wanted to know.
But ambitious viewers can do their own research: Check out the accompanying Web site for complete interview transcripts with a few of the subjects--including number 77 (favors fat clients), 70 (obsessed with his own hair), 90 (has his own dungeon), and 54 (compares hustling to "public relations," no pun intended).
In this fictionalized version of his life story, Curtis ``50 Cent'' Jackson plays Marcus, a hustling would-be rapper who spends most of his time parlaying his charisma and strong organizational skills into a lucrative career as a drug dealer.
Massey, also a former 9-ball champion, would wander the country hustling in pool halls and bars, starting when he was 14, a year after he quit school.
We need to make them see that we're going to hustle as much as they are, that we deserve calls as much as they do because we're hustling just as hard.