ballbreaker


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ballbreaker

(ˈbɔːlˌbreɪkə)
n
slang a person, esp a woman, whose character and behaviour may be regarded as threatening a man's sense of power
[C20: from ball1 (in the sense: testicle) + breaker1]
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I was proud of the effort and there were lots of positives but to come away with nothing is an absolute ballbreaker.
The other part, that is now sold to Alecta, has a leasable area of about 37,000 square meters and is fully leased to Nordea, Skanska and BallBreaker.
One notable cultural artifact omitted from Hoover's survey is AC/DC's "Burnin' Alive," a hard-rock critique of the Clinton Administration and defense of the Branch Davidians (from Ballbreaker, 1995).
She comes across as a bit of a ballbreaker but really all she wants is a happy family life with their son.
Amanda may be best known as ballbreaker surgeon Connie Beauchamp in the BBC's hit hospital drama but she says her finest moment was on the catwalk, sharing a very different spotlight with other women who have battled breast cancer.
Billly Ballbreaker also made light of a long journey to take the intermediate handicap chase - though after jumping the last fence in command he gave his backers a scare by running wide round the final bend, idling and only holding on by a length and a half.
Presumably she thought she'd get luckier with that than: "Filthy-tempered ballbreaker seeks elderly mogul for spectacular rows.
The Stiff Upper Lip tour was, if anything, a scrawny twin of the Ballbreaker trek.
16 Studio Albums High Voltage (1976) Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976) Let There Be Rock (1977) Powerage (1978) Highway To Hell (1979) Back In Black (1980) For Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981) Flick Of The Switch (1983) 74 Jailbreak (1984) Fly On The Wall (1985) Who Made Who (1986) Blow Up Your Video (1988) The Razors Edge (1990) Ballbreaker (1995) Stiff Upper Lip (2000) Black Ice (2008)
The project was completed early 2014 and is leased by Nordea, Ballbreaker and Skanska.
PROBLEM horse Billy Ballbreaker finally broke his duck with a hard-earned victory in the three-mile novice handicap chase, providing Christian Williams with his first winner since a back injury, writes Andrew King.
The dates - the band's first performances since their 1996 Ballbreaker tour - come nine months after the release of their album of the same name and follows a lengthy tour of the US and Europe.