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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In this interview, Big Bully discusses the importance of safety and his colorful wrestling career.
Those who didn't succumb to the "suggestion" of Big Bully Elephant, like Stubborn Goat, paid a heavy price.
It felt like the movie "Hoosiers" for freelance Renaissance Academy, a tiny La Canada-Flintridge school with just 55 high school students, against big bully Corona del Mar, a large public school of nearly 2,000 that had appeared in nine previous Southern Section championships, winning four.
America, represented by Jenkins (exceptionally well characterized by Richard Zeppieri), is the big bully standing by his country, right or wrong.
Punctuated by reminiscing, Minty's flatulence - owing to his drastic cabbage soup diet - and drippy Ian Beale coming to blows with Andy after declaring him 'a big bully with a bog brush,' the news finally arrived that Dot is going to be fine.
Coun Andy Mackiewicz (Con Packwood), whose ward includes Dorridge, said: 'For Tesco to threaten to remove this service from Dorridge is a big business being a big bully.
The translator who accompanies our group of Catholic journalists, Lidija Paris, uses this analogy: Imagine a big bully beating up two smaller boys.
Until Thursday, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital was the 97-pound weakling in the local health care market, claiming that big bully PeaceHealth was kicking sand in its face.
Also, a big bully winery threatened via its law guns a winery that used its family name as its brand.
She explains the paradoxical appeal: "If you've been abandoned as a child, and then here's this man who, because he's such a big bully, will protect you from anything, you'll go back.
The big bully of the pulpit transplants his family from Bethlehem, Georgia, to the Belgian Congo, where they are often hilariously, but finally woefully, unprepared for the hardships of the jungle.
It's the true big bully problem--the one that we don't think we can do anything about, so we just accept it.
Let's say you've got a nice little country, so great that some Big Bully on the other side of the globe is eyeing you.
BIG BULLY Trump posted video of himself hitting someone at wrestling show
Though it took another 28 years for it to win the World Cup a second time, by now India had changed the dynamics of world cricket to become a big bully.