Ball-tearer

something extremely good or dynamic: "a ball-tearer of a book"

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • ball-tearer — Australian Slang something extremely good or dynamic: a ball tearer of a book …   English dialects glossary

  • ball-tearer — n Australian 1. a very demanding or exhausting task 2. something spectacular or sensationally impressive These are versions of the international English ball breaker …   Contemporary slang

  • ball-breaker, ball-buster — n a. a very aggressive, dominant or demanding woman b. an excessively hard taskmaster or martinet c. an exhausting, demanding task. Compare ball tearer All these terms were adopted in Britain and Australia in the 1970s from American usage …   Contemporary slang

  • ball-buster — n a. a very aggressive, dominant or demanding woman b. an excessively hard taskmaster or martinet c. an exhausting, demanding task. Compare ball tearer All these terms were adopted in Britain and Australia in the 1970s from American usage …   Contemporary slang

  • der-, heavy basis derǝ-, drē- —     der , heavy basis derǝ , drē     English meaning: to cut, split, skin (*the tree)     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘schinden, die Haut abziehen, abspalten, spalten”     Note: Root der , heavy basis derǝ , drē : “to cut, split, skin (*the tree)”… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary


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