fire-breather

fire-breather

One who is intensely and aggressively passionate and fiercely determined. Likened to a dragon or other beast able to shoot streams of fire from its mouth. The company's new boss proved to be a real fire-breather, and in just a few months she turned a once-middling local business into a national powerhouse.
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"It clogged up the Facebook," says James Kendrick Judkins, a former fire-breather and Texas businessman who stepped in to buy the circus this year.
Each night is different, where you might be greeted by local musicians one evening then a fire-breather the next.
On a trip with the Mojo men last month, I met a young fire-breather in South America, a 19-year-old named James Britt, who has it bad.
This opponent, a factually challenged fire-breather (of illegal immigration, he said, ''We are in a war''), also said Kashkari supports Shariah law.
Whether you like the bling or not, the Corsa is a fine looking supermini all angles and bulges, even without the go-faster stripes, with the VXR turbo model a genuine fire-breather.
Whether you like the bling or not, the Corsa is a fine looking supermini at all angles and bulges, even without the go-faster stripes, with the VXR turbo model a genuine fire-breather.
Such intensity helps explain why one fire-breather after another has caught the eye of Republicans as the nominating process slugged through the winter and into the spring: Minnesota Rep.
But then he gets closer to a fire-breather than he'd imagined.
Netanyahu himself, normally a fire-breather when it came to Iran, has rarely mentioned the country since becoming prime minister.
Mr Laliberte, a former fire-breather and founder of the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, spent just under two weeks in space.
(Mark Moseley substitutes as the jivey fire-breather's voice, and he's quite funny.) But most other vocal talents from the earlier film, including Lea Salonga as Mulan's singing voice, are on hand for repeat performances, and the newcomers--including Liu, Tom and Oh--are welcome additions to what promises to be an ongoing vidpic franchise.
Even if your family isn't vegetarian, your children will be enchanted by the hilarious tale of Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon the only fire-breather with his own vegetable garden.
Where DeFazio is a fire-breather, Wyden is described by Portland's Willamette Week as "the cautious compromiser." Wyden backed NAFTA and - though once identified as a leading consumer advocate - has recently supported corporate initiatives to deregulate the telecommunications industry, protect securities firms from lawsuits and ease federal regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
Children die, are beaten, burned alive, hunted and interned for their powers, which are helpfully color-coded by their glowing eyes and can essentially range from super smart to Jedi to fire-breather. But the story is not only derivative of so many other dystopias and kids with power sagas, but, and perhaps worst of all, it never even really gets going -- a clear and infuriating set up for some future installment.