ball-buster

ball-buster

[bawl-buhs-ter]
noun Slang: Vulgar.
1.
an arduous, often unpleasant task.
2.
a person who makes great demands on others; taskmaster.
Also called ball-breaker [bawl-brey-ker] .
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Main Entry:  ball-buster1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See ball-breaker
Main Entry:  ball-buster2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See ball-breaker
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and ball-buster
  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Education.
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