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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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It was the Model 99F, in .308, and it was a real ball-buster. Granted, we had lousy benchrest technique in those days, but, man, did that gun seem to wallop him when doing our annual zero check prior to deer season.
"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.
A man will never be called a "ball-buster" or "manipulative" if he disagrees with the leadership.