ball-breaker ball-breaker

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
  2. (n) a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • One of her yachting friends describes her offhandedly as "the biggest ball-breaker at sea.

News

  • 'Black Sails' premiere: Hannah New says Eleanor's sexuality is secondary to her cause

    "Black Sails" premiered Saturday (Jan. 25) on Starz, kicking off a pirate adventure as these sailors of the high seas search for treasure in an elusive Spanish galleon.But pirates are not all viewers encounter on and around the island of New Providence. Hannah New is Eleanor Guthrie, who basically runs the island and who New says she was excited to play because Eleanor is "a proper ball-breaker ...
    on January 26, 2014     Source: Zap2It

Quotes

  • Along the way, King mixes genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, horror and western, a device Darabont called "internal, metaphysic, head-trip storytelling." "It's a ball-breaker."
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Frank Darabont Source: MTV.com

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