boss (one) about

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boss (one) about

To tell one what to do. This phrase is often used to emphasize that someone's behavior is controlling and unwarranted. You can't boss me about just because Mom isn't here! My friend at work got promoted, so now he thinks he can boss me about.
See also: boss
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* They clarify expectations ahead of time with their boss about the underlying importance of professional candor both up and down the chain of command.
They self-assess and are transparent with their boss about the areas in which they are doing well and those that need improvement.
From your unique position inside the team, you should know more than your boss about how and why people feel a certain way on an issue.
Tell the boss about favorite tasks not included in the current job description.
When working for a TBA, employees can either ignore the comments that were made or confront the TBA boss about them.
On the other hand, the employee could calmly and professionally confront the TBA boss about the comments.
She could have asked her prospective boss about it and then interviewed subordinates to see if any alarm bells went off.
Talk with your new boss about your desire to meet with each direct report the first week.