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be one of the boys
To be an accepted member of a particular social group, especially one made up primarily or entirely of males (usually men, not boys). Primarily heard in US. John's a nice guy and all, but he's just not one of the boys. As a woman working in this industry, you have to be one of the boys while still being seen distinctly as a lady.
be one of the ˈlads/ˈboys/ˈgirls (informal) be a member of a group of friends of the same sex and a similar age, who meet regularly to enjoy themselves: His wife doesn’t understand that he likes being one of the lads from time to time. ♢ She’s never really been one of the girls. She much prefers the company of men.