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dealbreaker

A specific issue or thing that will cause an agreement, deal, or relationship to fail or be terminated. He told me he never wanted to have kids, which is a dealbreaker for me, so we decided to end the relationship then and there. The insurgency's insistence on maintaining a political presence was a dealbreaker for the truce negotiations.

ball-breaker

Someone who deliberately gives others a hard time, is very demanding, or is insulting. Can be considered vulgar slang. John's boss, Mark, is quite the ball-breaker. After completing the project ahead of time and under budget, Mark ordered John to work through the weekend to finish up other meaningless tasks.

ball-breaker

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.

breaker

1. n. a break dancer. (Break dancing is a rhythmic and energetic impromptu performance usually done by untrained urban youths.) He is one of the best breakers in the city.
2. n. someone attempting to use a citizens band radio channel. There’s a breaker trying to use this channel. Let’s drop down to eleven.
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With FDI expected to increase even further, several other sectors, such as real estate, manufacturing, and tourism, are anticipated to strengthen over the coming years, thereby generating more demand for circuit breakers in the Myanmar market.
[UKPRwire, Wed Aug 21 2019] This MRRSE study offers a ten-year analysis and forecast of the global residual current circuit breakers market for the period between 2018 and 2028.
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Talking notice of illegal speed breakers and inconvenience to people, he said that speed breakers are only allowed in front of hospitals and schools and directed all local administration to take action against illegal speed breakers.
On the directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC), Peshawar Dr, Imran Hamid Sheikh, the Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Abdul Wali Khan along with the staffers of Town Municipal Administration (TMA), Town-I, carried out, operation speed breakers, in Budhai and Raano Ghari areas of Chamkani.
Epiroc introduced another first in hydraulic breaker technology.
Participation in this project is evidence of our proven success with circuit breakers and dividers and reinforces our strategic position in China while paving the way for future worldwide projects of this magnitude.'
Some breakers have automatic lubrication systems that keep tool steel properly lubricated, but those systems still need daily inspections to ensure there is adequate grease in their vessels.
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I live at Wah Cantt and I have noticed the people building unauthorised speed breakers on roads without permission from concerned authorities.
Four of the breakers were mounted on Bobcat E50, Komatsu PC45 and Schaeff HR18 machines, while two were sidelined as reserves.
The home I'm selling is very old and the main electric panel contains fuses rather than circuit breakers. The buyer's home inspector says the electrical system is not up to current standards but appears to be safe and functional.
has executed a corporate merger of its five companies, include Bay Breakers, Circuit Breaker Service, Lonestar Breaker and Control and Breaker Connection to streamline communications and services, the company said.
Doha-based Rock Fall Contracting (RFC), a civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Qatar, has expanded its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic hydraulic breakers with the purchase of two RX8 and two RX54 units rig-mounted breaker units.
The OPTIMIZER3 Circuit Breaker Performance Monitor system is a complete performance monitoring system for high voltage substation circuit breakers.