ball-buster


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ball-buster

1. Someone who deliberately gives others a hard time, is very demanding, or is insulting. Can be considered vulgar. John's boss, Mark, is quite the ball-buster. After completing the project ahead of time and under budget, Mark ordered John to work through the weekend to finish up other meaningless tasks.
2. A particularly challenging or strenuous task. Geez, that problem was a real ball-buster—I can't believe we finally came up with a solution.
3. A woman that men deem intimidating or threatening. Oh, the guys just think Nora's a ball-buster because she's not afraid of them.

ball-buster

verb
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The 46-year-old exploded onto the screens, and immediately started chewing up the scenery and spitting it out along with the young cast members out as the audacious ball-buster.
I would never ask him to do anything, I am not a ball-buster type looking for favours.
He also has a nemesis in cheerleading coach Sue, a ball-buster who doesn't want a single cent or word of praise taken away from her "Cheerios" and will do anything to stand in his way.
While the off-screen Martha, with her shrewd business manipulations, carries on the Riefenstahl-Susann tradition of Woman as Corporate Ball-Buster, on-screen Martha is an unflappable, soft-edged, obsessive reproach to the working mom, the career woman, and the less-than-driven housewife alike.
Aaron is a nebbishy square, who can't stop idealizing the last ball-buster who also broke his heart.