big bully


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big bully

Someone who is overly critical, domineering, or authoritative, or who is physically or psychologically abusive. The intensifier "big" implies a level childishness, immaturity, or a lack of seriousness or severity if used by an adult. Don't take what he says too much to heart, he's just a big bully. Jeff's been a big bully since he got that promotion.
See also: big, bully
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Big Bully is now a safety specialist in the energy industry.
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As a former public high school teacher, I believe our Premier Dalton McGuinty is a big bully. He is trying to force Ontario schools to form "gay"--sex clubs.
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The fiddle almost wept as the baby was abandoned by the young mother and then there was slapstick keyboard as Chaplin ducked, dived and dodged the haymaker blows of the big bully.
Old ladies are worrying for my health and wishing me luck against this big bully."
Cricket's 'big bully' finally bid farewell to the game with his powers on the wane and his reputation at stake.
When Hermie the ant is oppressed by a large frog in Hermie and the Big Bully Croaker (Lucado, 2003), Hermie's friends rally around him to help find a solution.
And I am definitely a lot more muscley than that big bully.
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Once upon a time, in a village called Ogundugbwe, there lived a community of animals: Big Bully Elephant, Tricky Monkey, Lazy Jackal, Stubborn Goat, Shameless Mouse, and Hardworking Zebra.
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