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cock of the walk

One who is arrogant and narcissistic. Don't invite Joe to lunch unless you want to hear him brag about all the important things he's doing in his new job. He's just the cock of the walk lately.
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cock of the walk

someone who acts more important than others in a group. The deputy manager was cock of the walk until the new manager arrived. He loved acting cock of the walk and ordering everyone about.
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cock of the walk

A conceited, bossy person, as in Since his last promotion he's been acting like the cock of the walk-he's unbearable. This expression alludes to the rooster's proud strut about the barnyard, asserting his rule over hens and chicks. [Mid-1800s]
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cock of the walk

If you describe someone as cock of the walk, you mean that they are proud, confident and successful. Back then I had fame and fortune and I thought I was cock of the walk. Note: This expression is often used to show disapproval. Note: This expression comes from the idea of one male hen among many female hens.
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cock of the walk

someone who dominates others within a group.
The places in which cocks bred for fighting were kept were known as walks : one cock would be kept in each walk and would tolerate no other birds in its space.
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cock of the walk

An overbearing or domineering person.
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