lord it over


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lord it over someone

Fig. to dominate someone; to direct and control someone. Mr. Smith seems to lord it over his wife. The boss lords it over everyone in the office.
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lord it over somebody

to behave as if you are better than someone else Unfortunately, some senior faculty have a habit of lording it over younger professors.
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lord it over somebody

to behave as if you are better than someone else and have the right to tell them what to do She likes to lord it over the more junior staff in the office.
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lord it over

Domineer over, act arrogantly toward, as in After Mary was elected president, she tried to lord it over the other girls. [Late 1500s] Also see queen it.
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lord it over

To act in a domineering or superior manner toward: "She's lorded it over me all our adult lives because she went to college" (Jane Stevenson).
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