fire-breather

fire-breather

One who is intensely and aggressively passionate and fiercely determined. Likened to a dragon or other beast able to shoot streams of fire from its mouth. The company's new boss proved to be a real fire-breather, and in just a few months she turned a once-middling local business into a national powerhouse.
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The youngster manages to capture a rare breed of fire-breather, however, he can't bring himself to kill it.
They are the strongman Martel, the clairvoyant Astra, the funny acrobat Al, the gorgeous fire-breather Sefira, and Leviticus, leader of Sirkus with powers to levitate things.
On a trip with the Mojo men last month, I met a young fire-breather in South America, a 19-year-old named James Britt, who has it bad.
The small tents around the big tent of the main circus offer glimpses of different things such as the fire-breather, jugglers, the lion cage and animals used in the circus, and gives us the opportunity to learn about others' lives.
This opponent, a factually challenged fire-breather (of illegal immigration, he said, ''We are in a war''), also said Kashkari supports Shariah law.
Whether you like the bling or not, the Corsa is a fine looking supermini at all angles and bulges, even without the go-faster stripes, with the VXR turbo model a genuine fire-breather.
Whether you like the bling or not, the Corsa is a fine looking supermini all angles and bulges, even without the go-faster stripes, with the VXR turbo model a genuine fire-breather.
Such intensity helps explain why one fire-breather after another has caught the eye of Republicans as the nominating process slugged through the winter and into the spring: Minnesota Rep.
But then he gets closer to a fire-breather than he'd imagined.
Netanyahu himself, normally a fire-breather when it came to Iran, has rarely mentioned the country since becoming prime minister.
Mr Laliberte, a former fire-breather and founder of the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, spent just under two weeks in space.
Appropriating all the external trappings of big-budget fantasy but none of the requisite soul, this leaden epic never soars like the CG-rendered fire-breather at the core of its derivative mythology.
Not every male columnist is a fire-breather, an instant expert, a tub-thumper, an obnox.
And I'm spellbound, too, by how the dichotomy of sexes is turned upside down: machos like the street-corner fire-breather on one side, and on the other dignified females like Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the independentista, Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez.