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  • n  a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
  • n  a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing
    Vietnam was a ball-breaker

  • One of her yachting friends describes her offhandedly as "the biggest ball-breaker at sea.
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  • 'Black Sails' premiere: Hannah New says Eleanor's sexuality is secondary to her cause
    Black Sailspremiered 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 ...
    Jan. 26, 2014 - Zap2It

  • Frank Darabont in
    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."

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