battle-ax


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Synonyms for battle-ax

a person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes

Synonyms for battle-ax

a broadax used as a weapon

a sharp-tongued domineering wife

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In 1942, Britain's 78th Division, commonly referred as the Battle-ax Division spearheaded the allied assault in North Africa during the Anglo-American landings of Operation Torch.
Canales himself essayed the title role (the matriarch, not her casa) as an iron-willed battle-ax minding her spinster-bound daughters.
The conflict gets very complicated, eventually involving a Road Runner- fast battle-ax of a landlady (Yuen Qiu), a pair of assassins who conjure ghosts and weaponry from harp strings, The Beast (Leung Siu Lung), master of the grotesque Toad Style of the Kwan School, and, naturally enough, the Buddhist Palm, a move I won't even attempt to explain.
Originally taking its form front an ancient battle-ax planted in the ground to mark place and direction, this monumental adaptation is modeled on the 500-year-old Hua Biao pillars in front of the Forbidden City, opposite Tiananmen Square.
tiresome battle-ax (played by Judy Kaye) shouting slogans
His efforts to connect with the statuesque Inga (Playmate of the Year Victoria Silvstedt) are frustrated by the girls' battle-ax, but surprisingly passionate, coach Sonya (regular Farrelly grotesque Lin Shaye).
Diane Keaton seems miscast as Sister Mary Ignatius, the Catholic battle-ax who has conferred papal authority and infallibility upon herself.
Among them is Claire's elegant battle-ax of a mother, Madame de Bellegarde (Diana Rigg in an exquisitely brittle performance).
Arlie bullies and humiliates Cosmo like the surrogate battle-ax mother he has trained her to be, while Jack systematically ignores or puts down everything that comes out of Rita's mouth.