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- ‘Peet, meanwhile, is a steely-eyed witchy woman with cleavage-revealing tops and ball-breaking kung fu moves.’
- ‘It's really not all that simple anymore, given the huge strides in gear and ball-busting confidence, particularly among American climbers.’
- ‘The Astros are like that friend of yours who has dated the same terrible, screechy, ball-busting woman for years as she's gotten fatter and angrier.’
- ‘You train hard with heavy weights, maxing out on every ball-busting set.’
- ‘How exactly is she going to wrap those gossamer vocals round this ball-breaking pop anthem for 1980's working women?’
- ‘This time, though, Pacino's skill gives Dormer an equal balance of self-doubt and ball-busting.’
- ‘Anyway, I have always found myself drawn to ball-busting chicks.’
- ‘It seems that these people are going around trying to create publicity for themselves in the most underhanded, backstabbing, ball-busting ways imaginable.’
- ‘Peg, nicely underplayed by Margolyes, is a ball-busting wife and pushy stage mother.’
- ‘She is patronising and ruthless, and sometimes naive, but there are some heart-breaking domestic moments that precede and inform her ball-breaking office persona.’
- ‘But it is precisely that wonky smile, lugubrious air and bitter chocolate voice that pierces the hearts of the toughest ball-breaking women of my acquaintance.’
- ‘The e-mail she sent you seems rather intrusive, if not ball-busting, but forewarned is forearmed.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.