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taskmaster

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1 a boss who assigns much work
  • pitiless taskmaster that he was, Ebenezer Scrooge only reluctantly let his ill-paid clerk have Christmas Day off

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2 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • known as a tough but fair taskmaster

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The first known use of taskmaster was in 1530

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“Taskmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/taskmaster. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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