whatever (one) says goes

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whatever (one) says goes

One has the ultimate authority among a particular group; you must do what one says. I don't care whatever your supervisor said. I'm the boss here, so whatever I say goes. I'm leaving Jane in charge, so whatever she says goes, OK?
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what/whatever somebody says, ˈgoes

(informal, often humorous) when a particular person in authority gives an order, this order must be obeyed: Sarah wanted the kitchen painted green, and whatever she says, goes.Don’t argue with me. I’m the boss here and what I say goes.
See also: goes, somebody, what, whatever
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Nathaniel Grow, a University of Georgia professor of sports law, agreed, saying the NBA commissioner is "almost like a judge and executioner, and whatever he says goes.
The manager is the manager and whatever he says goes," said Dunne.
Mark effectively manages Fat Goth and whatever he says goes, unless you want to end up with an ugly scene on your hands.
Whatever he says goes and no-one questions his methods because his players are committed to him, as he is to them.
But he insisted: "The gaffer makes these decisions and whatever he says goes.
Whatever he says goes and is the senior player who keeps the likes of Wayne Rooney in check.
I know I shouldn't have done it but I get the impression Tony thinks it's his street and whatever he says goes.