cock of the walk

cock of the walk
phrasal
: one that dominates a group or situation especially overbearingly

a rather boastful gentleman in a high collar and red suspenders appeared to be cock of the walk — R.H.Schauffler

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the leader in a group, esp. one with a conceited, domineering manner.
[1850-55]

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cock of the walk
A person who (thinks he or she) is the most important in a group
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Main Entry:cock

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a man who thinks he is stronger, cleverer, or more successful than the rest of his group
Thesaurus: people who are confident, boastful or arrogantsynonym
Main entry: cock

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cock of the walk,
Informal. the master or undisputed leader of any group.

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someone who dominates others within a group

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cock of the walk
◇ A man who is described as (the) cock of the walk is very proud and successful or acts in a very proud way.

He was strutting around like the cock of the walk after he got a promotion.

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Main Entry:cock
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cock of the walk — see cock, 1
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Main Entry:walk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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