slave driver
noun Date: 1792 1. a supervisor of slaves at work 2. a harsh taskmaster

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  • Slave Driver — (zu deutsch etwa Sklaventreiber ) ist ein Song von Bob Marley und seiner Band The Wailers. Es wurde auf dem Studioalbum Catch a Fire (1973) als zweites von neun Lieder veröffentlicht. Slave Driver wird auch als Alternativtitel Catch a Fire… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • slave driver — If someone is a slave driver they work you very hard, often with unreal expectations of what you can achieve …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • slave driver — slave .driver n someone who makes people work very hard used in a disapproving or humorous way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slave driver — slave ,driver noun count INFORMAL someone who makes other people work very hard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slave-driver — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who works others very hard …   English terms dictionary

  • slave driver — ☆ slave driver n. 1. a person who directs or oversees the work of slaves 2. any merciless taskmaster …   English World dictionary

  • slave driver — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms slave driver : singular slave driver plural slave drivers informal someone who makes other people work very hard …   English dictionary

  • slave driver — {n.} A cruel, merciless boss or employer who makes the people under him work extremely hard for little compensation. * /Mr. Catwallender is such a slave driver that nobody cares to work for him anymore./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • slave driver — {n.} A cruel, merciless boss or employer who makes the people under him work extremely hard for little compensation. * /Mr. Catwallender is such a slave driver that nobody cares to work for him anymore./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • slave driver — 1. an overseer of slaves. 2. a hard taskmaster: His boss was a slave driver. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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