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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-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.

blockbuster

1. noun Something, typically a movie or book, that is very popular and makes a large profit. The movie looked so stupid in the previews, but it turned out to be a real blockbuster.
2. adjective Describing something that experiences such popularity and financial success. Our studio stands to profit from the release of another blockbuster film this summer.

buster

1. A generic term of address for a male. Listen buster, if you keep starting trouble like this, the police are going to arrest you sooner than later.
2. slang A pejorative term for someone regarded as falsely or overly confident and aggressive. That kid's a buster, he's no threat to us.

conk-buster

1. Cheap liquor or alcohol. You must really want to get drunk tonight if you keep drinking that conk-buster—it's disgusting!
2. A challenging situation or problem. Well, that's a conk-buster—I don't know if a mathematician could even solve it!

skull-buster

1. slang An intensely painful headache or migraine. It started as just a twinge of pain in my forehead, but by the end of the day I was in the throes a full-blown skull-buster. It was a great night, but I woke up with a real skull-buster and the worst nausea of my life.
2. slang Something very confusing, complicated, or puzzling. A: "There just doesn't seem to be a way we can reach our quotas without going over budget." B: "It's a skull-buster, to be sure." I love trying to figure out the crosswords in the newspaper each Sunday. Today's is a total skull-buster!

gangbusters

Successful. Oh, presenting the case to the students was gangbusters—they got totally engrossed in trying to the solve the mystery.
See also: gangbuster

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.

ball-buster

verb

blockbuster

1. n. something enormous, especially a movie or book that attracts a large audience. That blockbuster should make about twenty million.
2. mod. exciting and successful. With a blockbuster novel like that in print, you should make quite a bundle.

conk-buster

and konk-buster (ˈkɔŋkbəstɚ)
1. n. inferior liquor. Jed kept a jar of conk-buster under his bed against night sweats.
2. n. a hard-to-answer question or problem. Man, what you’re asking is really a conk-buster.

konk-buster

verb

gangbusters

(ˈgæŋbəstɚz)
n. a wild, busy, and successful event. (see also like gangbusters.) Our party was truly gangbusters, for sure.
See also: gangbuster

kidney-buster

1. n. a rough ride; a rough road. This road is a kidney-buster. I wish they’d fix it.
2. n. an uncomfortable or poorly built seat in a vehicle. This kidney-buster is going to ruin my back.

skull-buster

and skull-popper
1. n. a difficult course in school or college. The course was a skull-buster, and I had to drop it.
2. n. a police officer. (Refers to the striking of skulls.) Two skull-poppers came up and started asking questions.
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There was one very important thing that Mr Smith did before he lost Buster that eventually led the two to be reunited.
Buster loves it and now he can be in the same room as me but also chill out in his own space.
Buster had a great relationship with Dave's other dogs including German shepherd Monty, cocker spaniel Teddy and black Labrador Fozzy.
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"Buster was the first dog that I ever had, he's my favourite family member."
Buster loves company, and everyone he greets, whether two or four-legged, he just wants to be their best friend.
Josh Hammond is the president of Buster's Liquors & Wines and grandson of the founder, Buster Hammond.
And to hear him tell it, James "Buster" Corley should have failed in his efforts to grow Buster's Bar & Restaurant in Little Rock into what's now Dave & Busters, a publicly traded restaurant and entertainment chain that last year reported revenue of $746.8 million.
They hit it off at Singles Bingo, much to Shirley's annoyance, and this week Carol and Buster grow even closer.
Consett Magistrates' Court heard Michael Oliver had 'shoved' Buster the Staffordshire bull terrier out of his way at his mother's home, in Consett, using his foot.
AS RAF sergeant Will Barrow throws an object into the distance, his faithful springer spaniel Buster pulls at his lead, wagging his tail with excitement, ready to chase after it.