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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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Liz is not pigeonholed into what we usually see, which is if you're corporate, then you're a go-getter and a ball-buster and you're cold and heartless," she says.
Downey, expecting his second child with wife Susan, added: "She was reclusive, self-deprecating, a stoic Scots-German rural Pennsylvanian, a ball-buster, stubborn, and happy to hold a grudge.
Sure enough, if it weren't for the sheer intensity of the south-of-the-border sun, "Go for Sisters" would be a film noir, Jake, tracking a ball-buster parole officer who will stop at nothing to retrieve her grown son from the criminals he's gotten himself mixed up with.