lord it over someone

in our schooldays, you used to lord it over us

Syn:
order about/around, dictate to, domineer, ride roughshod over, pull rank on, tyrannize, have under one's thumb; informal boss around, walk all over, push around; throw one's weight around

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  • lord it over someone — lord it over (someone) to behave as if you are better than someone else and have the right to tell them what to do. She likes to lord it over the more junior staff in the office …   New idioms dictionary

  • lord it over someone — ORDER ABOUT/AROUND, dictate to, ride roughshod over, pull rank on, tyrannize, have under one s thumb; be overbearing, put on airs, swagger; informal boss about/around, walk all over, push around, throw one s weight about/around. → lord * * * lord …   Useful english dictionary

  • lord it over someone — to treat someone in a way that shows that you think you are better or more important than them …   English dictionary

  • lord it over — (someone) to behave as if you are better than someone else and have the right to tell them what to do. She likes to lord it over the more junior staff in the office …   New idioms dictionary

  • lord it over — act as the superior and master of someone, be bossy over someone She likes to lord it over the other members of the staff since she became a supervisor …   Idioms and examples

  • lord — /lɔd / (say lawd) noun 1. someone who has dominion over others; a master, chief, or ruler. 2. someone who exercises authority from property rights; an owner or possessor of land, houses, etc. 3. a feudal superior; the proprietor of a manor. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lord — lord1 [ lɔrd ] noun * 1. ) Lord a name that Christians use for talking about God or Jesus Christ: Praise the Lord! 2. ) count a man who has a high rank in the British ARISTOCRACY (=highest social class). A woman of the same rank is called a lady …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lord — I UK [lɔː(r)d] / US [lɔrd] noun Word forms lord : singular lord plural lords ** 1) the Lord a name that Christians use for talking about God or Jesus Christ Praise the Lord! 2) [countable] a man who has a high rank in the British aristocracy (=… …   English dictionary

  • lord — noun 1) the lord of the manor Syn: master, ruler, leader, chief, superior, monarch, sovereign, king, emperor, prince, governor, commander, suzerain, liege, liege lord Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lord — lord1 W2S3 [lo:d US lo:rd] n [: Old English; Origin: hlaford, from hlaf bread + weard keeper ] 1.) also Lord a man who has a rank in the ↑aristocracy, especially in Britain, or his title →↑lady ▪ Lord Salisbu …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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