tiger mum

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tiger mum (plural tiger mums)

  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, Chin Mui Yoon, "From homemaker to head honcho", The Star (Malaysia), 8 April 2012:
      "I was never a tiger mum!" Eu says with a laugh. "My kids started boarding school at nine, so they learnt to be independent from young. []

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