(one's)/the main squeeze

(one's)/the main squeeze

1. slang One's romantic partner. Who's your main squeeze these days? Someone new? Leia is his main squeeze—they've been dating for a few months now. He has a new main squeeze already? Darn, I really wanted to ask him out!
2. slang The most important person in a particular area. Stewart just got promoted, so he's now the main squeeze in our department. I don't care what your supervisor said. I'm the boss here—the main squeeze, if you will. I make the rules. The headmaster is the main squeeze, so you'll have to get all of this approved by her.
See also: main, squeeze
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someone's main squeeze

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A person's main squeeze is their boyfriend or girlfriend. Jennifer Garner met her new main squeeze, Ben Affleck, on the set of Daredevil two years ago.
See also: main, squeeze
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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