king of the castle


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king of the castle

The most powerful, successful, or authoritative person in a group or organization. After years of slowly moving up the ranks, Joe finally became king of the castle in his office. This team will be hard to beat, reigning as king of the castle for three years straight.
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They did enjoy a game of 'I'm the king of the castle' and a silly game of 'Catch me if you can' that resulted in one of them falling off and climbing back up to play again.
"(You feel like) you're just king of the castle. No boundary's big enough, no bowler's quick enough, it really is a moment to enjoy."
OUR intrepid readers are definitely king of the castle, as these great snaps show.
King of the Castle is a six man tournament which will determine the new Welsh Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.
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Because, as Ian Poulter has found to his cost on many occasions, there is nothing worse than being dressed up as king of the castle and then playing like one of the castle's serving wenches.
Highlights include a specially commissioned new work, King Of The Castle, directed by Steve Tiplady, Artistic Director of The Little Angel Theatre.
ITS has published three titles by Gai Eaton: Remembering God, Reflections on Islam (2000), a newly revised edition of Islam and the Destiny of Man (1994), and King of the Castle, Choice and Responsibility in the Modern World (1990).
There was only one king of the castle this weekend - hip-thrusting Tom Jones.
In Susan Hill: The Essential Guide the same format is used except here four works are discussed: I'm the King of the Castle, Strange Meeting, The Woman in Black and A Bit of Singing and Dancing.
King of the castle Aberdeenshire is home to more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK, with more than 300 castles, ruins and stately homes open to the public.
Botham, whose record was smashed by Stokes, hailed the new "king of the castle".
In medieval times it was 'king of the castle.' .' Which child hasn't played that?