behave as if you own the place

behave as if you own the place
ˌbehave/ˌact as if you ˈown the place f9 | think you ˈown the place f9 idiom
(disapproving) to behave in a very confident way that annoys other people, for example by telling them what to do
Main entry:ownidiom

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  • act as if you own the place — ˌbehave/ˌact as if you ˈown the place f9 | think you ˈown the place f9 idiom (disapproving) to behave in a very confident way that annoys other people, for example by telling them what to do Main entry: ↑ownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • think you own the place — ˌbehave/ˌact as if you ˈown the place f9 | think you ˈown the place f9 idiom (disapproving) to behave in a very confident way that annoys other people, for example by telling them what to do Main entry: ↑ownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • do something as if you own the place — phrase to behave in an annoying way that shows that you think you can do whatever you want The new president’s friends have been strutting around town as if they owned the place. Thesaurus: to think you are importantsynonym Main entry: own …   Useful english dictionary

  • as if you own the place — as if (you) own the place if someone behaves as if they own the place, they behave in an unpleasantly confident way. He walked into the office on his first day as if he owned the place …   New idioms dictionary

  • as if you own the place — phrase if someone behaves as if they own the place, they behave in an annoying way that shows they think they are very important Richard was strutting around as if he owned the place. Thesaurus: describing arrogant and over confident people or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • as if you own the place — if someone behaves as if they own the place, they behave in an annoying way that shows they think they are very important Richard was strutting around as if he owned the place …   English dictionary

  • do something as if you own the place — to behave in an annoying way that shows that you think you can do whatever you want The new president s friends have been strutting around town as if they owned the place …   English dictionary

  • as if own the place — as if (you) own the place if someone behaves as if they own the place, they behave in an unpleasantly confident way. He walked into the office on his first day as if he owned the place …   New idioms dictionary

  • own — 1 determiner, pronoun 1 belonging to you and no one else: your own house/car etc: He was so drunk he even forgot his own name. | He tells people how to bring up their children but is so lenient with his own. | a house/car etc of your own: He left …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • own — own1 W1S1 [əun US oun] adj, pron [always after a possessive] 1.) used to emphasize that something belongs to or is connected with a particular person or thing and not any other ▪ Bring your own equipment. ▪ Every dance has its own rhythm. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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