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Noun1.ball-buster - a demanding woman who destroys men's confidenceball-buster - a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.ball-buster - a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishingball-buster - 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"
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While the off-screen Martha, with her shrewd business manipulations, carries on the Riefenstahl-Susann tradition of Woman as Corporate Ball-Buster, on-screen Martha is an unflappable, soft-edged, obsessive reproach to the working mom, the career woman, and the less-than-driven housewife alike.
More than Barrack Obama, Gordon Brown or even the BBC's ball-buster Robert Peston, the most succinct explanation that I have found for the current global economic crisis was penned by satirists John Bird and John Fortune (available on youtube, www.