tiger mom

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tiger mom (plural tiger moms)

  1. A mother who drives her child/children very hard to succeed in school and/or in extracurricular studies like learning a musical instrument.
    • 2012, Stefanie Weisman, "Taming the Tiger of Achievement", The New York Times, 30 March 2012:
      The message to tiger moms: telling your kids that failure is not an option does not set them up for success.