backbreaker

backbreaking

[bak-brey-king]
adjective
demanding great effort, endurance, etc.; exhausting: a backbreaking job.
Also, back-breaking.


Origin:
1780–90; back1 + break + -ing2

backbreaker, noun
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backbreaker (ˈbækˌbreɪkə)
 
n
1.  a wrestling hold in which a wrestler uses his knee or shoulder as a fulcrum to bend his opponent's body backwards
2.  informal an extremely arduous task

backbreaking (ˈbækˌbreɪkɪŋ)
 
adj
demanding great effort; exhausting

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