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fire-breathing

(used as a modifier before a noun) Particularly ardent, vehement, or excoriating in speech or behavior. Likened to a dragon or other creature able to shoot streams of fire from its mouth. Their fire-breathing boss had all the employees constantly on edge. The fire-breathing politician was quite polarizing, but her fans were intensely loyal and supportive.
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"We used two hose reels, fire breathing apparatus, dust masks and hand lamps."
"There were two hose reels and fire breathing apparatus used.
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Despite the morning rain there was a fire breathing demonstration on the quayside on Saturday.
My IQ has stayed around average and my need to be near fire breathing creatures and uncomfortable seats made of iron has trebled."
I actually did a fire breathing course when I was 18 so I pair that with my tap dancing experience and it goes off.
The sexy, acrobatic act hasn't been to Ammos Beach Bar for a year, so they are back to fan up the flames once more with their "ultra-sexy, fire breathing rock and roll, fire, aerial, sparks and pyro show," according to their Facebook page.
Join the show's unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon.
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There's no plot to speak of but this impressive blend of circus skills and cabaret is sublimely well-worked, from acrobatics to magic, tap dancing and fire breathing.
They let their imaginations run wild as their designs ranged from DofE logos to dragonflies and a fire breathing dragon.
Last year the event welcomed around 12,000 visitors despite the poor weather, but this year more than 16,000 are expected to turn out for a free fireworks display, fun fair, treasure hunt, and entertainment including juggling and fire breathing, in the castle grounds.