lord it over someone

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

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lord it over someone phrase
to treat someone in a way that shows that you think you are better or more important than them
Thesaurus: to think you are importantsynonym
Main entry: lord

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lord it over someone
: to act in a way that shows you think you are better or more important than someone

She knows she's very smart and lords it over her younger brothers.

He got the only A in the class and was lording it over his classmates.

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Main Entry:lord

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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 — 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 …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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… …  

  • 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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