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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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.
Scales reached for the fire-breather salsa, and the roars and stomps from the crowd grew louder.
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.
Not quite the fire-breather that we're road testing over the page this week, and its 341bhp sounds terribly puny compared to the Speed's 636bhp, but it'll waft you along really nicely.
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.
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.
St George swept into town, culled the fire-breather, gave a great sermon on the Christain faith to convert the masses, got a golden royal reward for a good deed done and distributed it to the poor.
Even if your family isn't vegetarian, your children will be enchanted by the hilarious tale of Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon the only fire-breather with his own vegetable garden.