lord it over somebody

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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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.
See also: lord, over, somebody