butt-kicker

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butt-kicker

Someone or something that outshines or surpasses everyone or everything else. This new system is a total butt-kicker—we've never gotten so much done in one quarter before.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

butt-kicker

and ass-kicker
n. someone or something capable of defeating or surpassing all others. That idea is a real butt-kicker. He is an ass-kicker, but he at least rewards us for putting up with him.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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And yet, when it comes to action stars, the opposite tendency seems to be in effect: Audiences have always been reluctant to let their favorite butt-kickers go, despite the fact that, like great athletes, the window in which they're in prime shape for such a physically demanding profession technically ought to expire somewhere in their mid-30s.
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THERE are butt-kickers on the toothpicks at The Sage Gateshead, exciters on the arch of the Millennium Bridge and accelerometers on the Swing Bridge's wooden pier and beneath the Tyne Bridge.
He pointed out the gadgets known colloquially as butt-kickers that he had attached to the toothpicks, or struts, supporting the roof of The Sage Gateshead.
Community journalism has its warts and blemishes, and it has its share of butt-kickers and butt-kissers.
So when the troops are ailing and morale is low, it's time to call for the A team; the crack, hard-core butt-kickers who will take us to victory and beyond, and in this case, that means bringing in the designers.