slave driver


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slave driver

n.
1. An overseer of slaves at work.
2. A severely exacting employer or supervisor.

slave′ driv`er


n.
1. an overseer of slaves.
2. a demanding, unyielding taskmaster.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slave driver - a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employeesslave driver - a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
2.slave driver - a supervisor of slaves at work
taskmaster - someone who imposes hard or continuous work
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A slave driver in the West Indies is allowed a man under him, to see that his blacks don't run away, or get up a rebellion; and I'll have a man under me to do the same with OUR blacks, till such time as little Wackford is able to take charge of the school.
The actor described her as "the most amazing woman, dancer, slave driver and counsellor".
He added with a grin: "Counsellor, artist and slave driver.
She is looking to make good impression, but learns that her new boss is a no-nonsense slave driver intent on perfection.
The slave's nakedness, and the other slaves' half nakedness, starkly contrasts with the slave driver, who wears a hat, boots with spurs, a knife on his belt, and a vest.
Aside from the first season, Diddy oversaw who eventually made it into the band and turns out he's a bit of a slave driver.
Without wanting to be too much of a slave driver, the waiting staff were very friendly but seemed more focused on talking to each other than engaging with their guests.
No matter how much people hate it they speak with their money and always pay the slave driver that is Ryanair.
Slave driver in the sense that after an individual indulges in it, one tends to become a slave of it by nature, with irrational behaviour and decisions.
He could happily lose swathes of the final act, including scenes when the director plies a laughable accent as a bumbling Australian slave driver.
The slave driver made Juby eat worms from tobacco leaves, and he washed her whip-wounds with salt and brine as she whined.
This slave driver honestly can't understand why a young factory worker (Alexander Cendese, looking like an avenging archangel) keeps showing up at his door demanding the return of the arm he lost to a malfunctioning factory machine.