taskmistress


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task·mis·tress

 (tăsk′mĭs′trĭs)
n.
A woman who imposes tasks, especially burdensome or laborious ones.
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Noun1.taskmistress - a woman taskmaster
taskmaster - someone who imposes hard or continuous work

taskmistress

noun
Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
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The taskmistress gave me a right telling off because of my attitude and she said that I had to go back into the kitchen as punishment while everyone else apart from Zoe had a treat, which was very demoralising."
Ola may be a tough taskmistress but she has strong traditional values and a soft, kind heart while he has a deep vein of chivalry that infuses their partnership with respect.
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