Definition of slave driver in English:

slave driver

noun

informal
  • A person who makes others work very hard.

    ‘she was far too easy-going to be a slave driver’
    • ‘An athlete often needs more of a companion than a slave driver.’
    • ‘They were constantly telling us that we were slave drivers and refusing to do chores for health and safety reasons.’
    • ‘Horror stories have been cited of unfortunate junior doctors being forced to work entire weekends on their own with no sleep or food by slave driver health board paymasters.’
    • ‘Dick has long been the slave driver of the group as far as getting things ready are concerned.’
    • ‘Next time you call your boss a "slave driver" watch out.’
    • ‘The girls had joked that I was a slave driver even at sleepovers.’
    • ‘In the eyes of someone who just sees a fragment of my life, they may see me as a dictator, they may see me as a slave driver.’
    • ‘He's a bit of a slave driver.’
    • ‘You're such a slave driver!’
    • ‘He was a slave driver and really made people work.’
    taskmaster, hard taskmaster, taskmistress, hard taskmistress, tyrant
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Pronunciation

slave driver