big bully


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big bully

Someone who is overly critical, domineering, or authoritative, or who is physically or psychologically abusive. The intensifier "big" implies a level childishness, immaturity, or a lack of seriousness or severity if used by an adult. Don't take what he says too much to heart, he's just a big bully. Jeff's been a big bully since he got that promotion.
See also: big, bully
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He even got embroiled in a heated exchange with one fan, who shouted: "You're just a big bully, Sergio.
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I expect punters felt the same when that big bully, Goliath, was 1-100 to beat David.
Doddington says its experience of large companies contradicts their reputation for being the big bully that farmers often complain of.
Coun Andy Mackiewicz (Con Packwood), whose ward includes Dorridge, said: 'For Tesco to threaten to remove this service from Dorridge is a big business being a big bully.
We've been called big bully boys but Alan Kernaghan demands we pass the ball.
The details you will know by now, and normally a case pitting Swansea's finest against a big bully of a media organisation would have seen me in the trenches alongside Cathy and Mike, but please God, why on earth did they have to lay it on so thick?
You don't cut the big bully down to size because he's too big to handle.
I know, however, that Israel thinks it can do whatever it likes because it's got Big Bully, ie the States, behind it.