- an arduous, often unpleasant task.
- a person who makes great demands on others; taskmaster.
Also called ball-break·er [bawl-brey-ker] /ˈbɔlˌbreɪ kər/.
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- slang a person, esp a woman, whose character and behaviour may be regarded as threatening a man's sense of power
Word Origin for ballbreaker
C20: from ball 1 (in the sense: testicle) + breaker 1
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