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1‘a chairman has to be elected to preside at the meeting’
chair, take the chair, be chairman, be chairperson, be chairwoman
conduct, run, lead, guide, moderate
be in charge of, be responsible for, be accountable for, be at the head of, be at the helm of, head, be head of, manage, administer, organize, be in control of, control, direct, lead, run, govern, rule, be boss of, head up, conduct, command, supervise, superintend, oversee, handle
be in the driver's seat, be in the driving seat, be in the saddle, pull the strings, call the shots, call the tune
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.