slave-driver

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slave-driver

n
1. (Sociology) (esp formerly) a person forcing slaves to work
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an employer who demands excessively hard work from his employees
Translations

slave-driver

[ˈsleɪvˌdraɪvəʳ] nsorvegliante m di schiavi (fig) → schiavista m/f
References in classic literature ?
But you'll excuse me if I say, sir, that there are neither slaves nor slave-drivers in this country, and that people are not allowed to take the law into their own hands.
That's the rifle I used against the Peruvian slave-drivers three years ago.
Theoretic kidnappers and slave-drivers, they esteem each man the victim of another, who winds him round his finger by knowing the law of his being; and by such cheap signboards as the color of his beard or the slope of his occiput, reads the inventory of his fortunes and character.
He was succeeded by his son, Lewis Pocock, and for five generations this remarkable line of slave-drivers handled the coal mines.
And third, the introduction of our own secret agents into every branch of the Oligarchy--into the labor castes and especially among the telegraphers and secretaries and clerks, into the army, the agents- provocateurs, and the slave-drivers.
Pocock* won his spurs as a slave-driver and earned the undying hatred of the proletariat.
Under the window is a small stand of coaches, whose slave-drivers are sunning themselves on the steps of our door, and talking idly together.
Erskine is at least neither a gambler nor a slave-driver at first hand; if he lives upon plundered labor he can no more help himself than I.
All his life he had thwarted her, stolen from her, used her as one could not use even a hired hand, worked her more as a slave-driver hurries his underlings that profits may mount; now, by her mere existence, she was thwarting him.
A Man's a Man for a' That,' could have planned to become a slave-driver suggests how closely the most genuine human sympathies are limited by habit and circumstances.
It is hard to have a Southern overseer; it is worse to have a Northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself.
Trying to explain/educate his fellow workers about their capitalist slave-drivers, he was laughed at by these ignorant slaves, who were happy to work long hours for low pay, half-starved with no futures rings a bell.