queen bee


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queen bee

A woman who has authority or is in a dominant or favored position over her peers. An allusion to the (typically) lone egg-laying female of a bee colony. Martha fancies herself a queen bee after her promotion, but she's only an assistant supervisor. You'll have to ask the queen bee before you put through any more orders on the company card.
See also: bee, queen
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The overall standard of commercially reared queen bees can be improved by focusing greater attention on the selection of queen bees to head drone mother colonies and by improved management of drone mother colonies.
He said: "In all my years of beekeeping I have only knowingly accidently killed one Queen Bee.
Mattmu survived a momentary lapse in concentration inside the final furlong to hold Queen Bee and Goken.
An estimated 20,000 honey bees settled around a queen bee on the doorstep of the property on Bridge Lane in Tullamore, Offaly, at around 11am.
Lady Godiva, you have never been away, It is but your ghost that goes astray, In Coventry you are still Queen Bee, As you, we constantly remember and see, To do what you did was so great, Living with the legend, is your fate, You have now made us famous in Stratford Town, Being there with Shakespeare is very sound, In the past, for us, you made a stand, Your spirit is here, we do understand, So wander where ever you may like, In this day and age, upon your bike, Love to all that upon you call, Under your diverse spell they do fall.
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Backed by years of research, the idea of Queen Bee syndrome, which suggests woman in a position of authority will treat subordinates more critically if they are female, has long held prominence in society.
Effy starts college as queen bee of her class and has to contend with Cook, the irresponsible leader of the guys.
Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails A queen bee only uses her stinger to sting another queen bee
The queen bee landed in this spot and they stay with her.
Queen bee of the encampment is Charlotte Rampling's Ellen.
Well, apparently her mum, Kathy, is to be Queen Bee in a new reality show called I Want To Be A Hilton in which Kathy coaches young hopefuls to become ladies and be accepted in high society.
Most likely, says Kutcher, he hung a caged queen bee around his neck like a pendant.