tiger mother - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈtaɪɡər ˌmʌðər/

or tiger mom American 

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  1. a very strict mother who makes her children work particularly hard and restricts their free time so that they always achieve the highest grades as well as achieving in other areas such as sport and music
Word story
The term became widely known following the publication of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by law professor Amy Chua.