n. a difficult task; a difficult or trying situation requiring extremely hard work or effort. (Usually objectionable.) : That whole construction job was a real ball-breaker. , Why should moving furniture end up being such a ball-buster?
n. a hard taskmaster; a hard-to-please boss. (Usually objectionable.) : Tom gets a day's work for a day's pay out of his men, but he's no ball-breaker. , My boss is a ball-buster, but he pays well.
n. a female who is threatening to males. (Usually objectionable.) : Mrs. Samuels has a terrible reputation as a “ball-breaker.” Wholly deserved, I might add.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw Hill.
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