lord it over (one)

lord it over (one)

To arrogantly assert one's superiority over someone. Haley has been lording it over me ever since she beat me out for the promotion.
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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

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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ˈlord it over somebody

(disapproving) act as if you are better or more important than somebody: A good manager does not lord it over his or her team.
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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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