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not your daddy's
Very modern or updated; no longer what an older generation would expect or be used to. With every building now featuring wireless Internet and touch-screen monitors integrated into the desks in each classroom, this is certainly not your daddy's high school anymore.
See also: not
daddy of them alland granddaddy of them all
Fig. the biggest or oldest of all; the patriarch. This old fish is the granddaddy of them all. This tree is the daddy of them all. It's been here since the place was built.
who's your daddy(slang)
am I not more powerful than you We were arguing, and then he picked me up and put me over his shoulder and said, â€œOK, who's your daddy?â€
Usage notes: said to express pride in your power or authority
See also: daddy
the big daddy(American & Australian)
the biggest or most important person, animal or thing in a group It's the largest electronics company in the world - the big daddy of them all Shamu the killer whale is the big daddy of the aquarium.
1. An influential man, a big shot (see under big cheese), as in You'll have to get permission from big daddy. [Slang; mid-1900s]
2. A male sweetheart or friend, often a man considerably older than his female companion; a sugar daddy. [Slang; mid-1900s]
3. Grandfather. This usage originated in the South among African-Americans.
4. The largest or most important person or thing of its kind. For example, The United States has long been the big daddy of the Western Hemisphere, or The blue whale was the big daddy of the ocean. [Slang; 1960s]
granddaddy of them all
The first, oldest, or most respected of its kind, as in That computer is the grandaddy of them all. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
A wealthy, usually older man who gives expensive gifts to someone much younger in return for companionship or sexual favors. For example, The aspiring young actress and the sugar daddy are a classic combination in Hollywood. The sugar in this term alludes to the sweetening role of the gifts, and daddy to the age difference between the pair. [Early 1900s]
(grand)daddy (of them all)
n. the biggest or oldest of all; the patriarch. This old fish is the granddaddy of them all.
daddy of them allverb
n. a man who is popular with the ladies. Sam is a real mack daddy. Sure knows how to treat the ladies.
n. an older man who takes care of a younger person, especially a young man or woman. Mr. Wilson is sort of a sugar daddy to the whole team.
Who’s your daddy?
interrog. Who is your boss? It’s me isn’t it? (A reminder of who’s the boss.) Don’t waver. Do it! Who’s your daddy?