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1‘he is the boss of a large trading company’
head, head man, head woman, top man, top woman, chief, principal, director, president, executive, chief executive, chair, chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, manager, manageress, administrator, leader, superintendent, supervisor, foreman, forewoman, overseer, controller, employer, master, owner, proprietor, patron
informal boss man, number one, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, big cheese, Mister Big, skipper
British informal gaffer, governor, guv'nor
North American informal honcho, head honcho, numero uno, padrone, sachem, big wheel, big kahuna, big white chief, high muckamuck
1‘you have no right to boss me about’
order about, order around, give orders to, dictate to, impose one's will on, lord it over, bully, push about, push around, domineer, dominate, ride roughshod over, trample on, try to control, pressurize, browbeat, use strong-arm tactics on
throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around, call the shots, lay down the law
informal bulldoze, walk all over, railroad, lean on
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