One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘when we were at school, you used to lord it over us’
order about, order around, boss about, boss around, give orders to, domineer, dominate, dictate to, pull rank on, tyrannize, bully, browbeat, oppress, repress, ride roughshod over, have under one's thumb
be overbearing, put on airs, swagger
informal throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around, act big
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