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There’s a reputation of fearing the AD a bit in the crew world, because the AD is the taskmaster.
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS WORK UNDER EXTREME PRESSURE. WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE ONE WHO HANDED ALEC BALDWIN A GUN.TRAVIS ANDREWSOCTOBER 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We already knew the pandemic was a killer, but it’s also a taskmaster, as Choudhury can attest.
MARHABA’S STELLAR MIDDLE EASTERN COOKING DESERVES A PERMANENT SPOT AT TYSONS CORNER CENTERTIM CARMANOCTOBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Wall Street Journal also reported recently that the role of CEO is evolving from that of taskmaster and lofty, untouchable figure to mentor and coach.
THE ROLE OF THE CEO IS EXPANDING AS PEOPLE TURN TO BUSINESS LEADERS FOR STABILITY IN TIME OF SOCIAL UNCERTAINTYJESSICA DAVIESJANUARY 25, 2021DIGIDAY
Musk is a taskmaster who plays fast and loose with the rules.
ELON MUSK’S ROCKET RIDEANDREW NUSCADECEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
Kenny Atkinson, a development-minded taskmaster hired to guide a rebuild, was never going to be the right personality to lead Durant and Kyrie Irving on a title push.
REMEMBER KEVIN DURANT? THE BEST PLAYER IN THE EAST IS BACK FOR THE BROOKLYN NETSBEN GOLLIVERNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
How could one face a régime in which the everlasting taskmaster held control?
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In the words quoted with approval in the circular of 1835, the parish was to be "the hardest taskmaster and the worst pay-master."
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
One day, when Smith was threshing in the field, his cruel taskmaster beat him severely, although he had done nothing wrong.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
He had been rather a hard taskmaster, though as a paymaster trustworthy; a ready-money man, just and ungenerous.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
The words came in quick, gasping breaths, as a child might speak who tried to justify himself to his taskmaster.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TASKMASTER

  • disciplinarian
  • enforcer
  • fanatic
  • nitpicker
  • taskmaster
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