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 ?
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.
That's the rifle I used against the Peruvian slave-drivers three years ago.
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.
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.
I could have given the man some valuable advice, but I didn't; you mustn't volunteer advice to a slave-driver unless you want to damage the cause you are arguing for.
The slave-driver lashed us desperately, for he saw ruin before him, but his lashings only made mat- ters worse, for they drove us further from the road and from likelihood of succor.
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.