ball-busting

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ball-busting

1. Hard-working. I can't believe those ball-busting guys got so much work done in just three hours.
2. Particularly challenging or strenuous. Geez, that was a ball-busting problem—I can't believe we finally came up with a solution.
3. Describing someone, often a woman, that is deemed intimidating or threatening. Oh, the guys just accuse Nora of ball-busting because she's not afraid of them.

ball-busting

1. mod. very difficult or challenging. (Usually objectionable.) Man, that was a real ball-busting job. I hope I never have to do that again.
2. mod. very obnoxious and threatening. (Usually objectionable.) Who is that ball-busting bitch?
3. mod. very industrious. (Usually objectionable.) That’s a real ball-busting crew working on that job.
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Sarcasm, unpredictability, ball busting, playing hard to get make bad guys succeed where 'being nice' fails.
There is a not-so-fine line between good-natured ball busting and being an ill-natured know-it-all.
AThere are many fur ball busting products on the market, usually containing paraffin oil which helps break them up and move them into the intestines where they will eventually pass as faeces.
It's incredible, these days, how interior design pervades every element of life even, as we'vejust discovered, a ball busting annual sports fixture.