One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘being the gaffer's gone to her head’
boss, manager, manageress, foreman, forewoman, overseer, controller, supervisor, superintendent
bossman, number one, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, big cheese, Mr Big, skipper
North American honcho, head honcho, numero uno, padrone, sachem, big wheel, big kahuna, big white chief, high muckamuck
2‘old gaffers tottering past on sticks’
old man, elderly man, senior citizen, pensioner, OAP, grandfather
Irish Scottish bodach
old bloke, old boy, old guy, old codger, old geezer, old-timer, greybeard, grandad, wrinkly
British buffer, josser
North American old coot
archaic grandsire, ancient
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