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|Noun||1.||ball-breaker - a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence|
|2.||ball-breaker - a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing; "Vietnam was a ball-breaker"|
chore, job, task - a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"