prima donna

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diva

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a vain and temperamental person

a distinguished female operatic singer

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22]) refashioned images of prima donnas to make them appear to conform better to middle-class ideals of femininity and, along the way, improve the image of opera as a respectable form of entertainment.
Toker suggests asking the following questions to uncover a potential prima donna.
The Yanks see the Mexicans as edgy little prima donnas, divers and floppers, more than a little dirty, who live in terror that the gringos are about to supplant them as the continent's Official Soccer Superpower.
With today's professional sports climate permeated with many high-priced prima donnas whose performance falls far short of their salaries, it is worth recalling that on January 21, 1960, Musial asked for, and was granted, a pay cut from $100,000 to $80,000 a year on grounds that he had been overpaid in 1957 (when he led his league in batting) and 1958, and that his performance in 1959 had not measured up to his standards.
Even the prima donnas of journalism do not escape her lethal scrutiny.
Clients say that Jones Day litigators aren't prima donnas about working with inhouse counsel, and have what one calls 'a Midwest attitude about busting their butts for the client.
LEE Bowyer said a lack of prima donnas in the Blues side was a major factor in their Carling Cup success against Arsenal at Wembley.
What about those overpaid prima donnas who turned up and then bottled it?
When I first watched Cardiff City it cost 50p, and yes, I will be at Wembley supporting the boys, even though they are overpaid prima donnas.
He has a reputation for rowing with high-profile players, although that may be no bad thing with England's prima donnas.
As Susan Rutherford points out early in her book, this is not a study of the great individual prima donnas or a book of anecdotes.
I can also lay claim to being an Albion supporter since 1929/30 and recall the illustrious sides (free from prima donnas but bursting with pride and team spirit), engendered by Fred Everiss and W I Bassett which culminated in the Cup winning and promotion double of 1931.
But the amateur thespians have been branded a bunch of prima donnas by the chairman of the community association which runs the centre.
Not a shot on goal and a load of overpaid prima donnas prancing about then falling over near the area as though they'd been shot.
Then on Saturday, the spoilt prima donnas (copyright all newspapers) of the English Premiership will play their first game of the season, sacrificing 90 minutes of valuable drinking time for a paltry pounds 50,000 per week.