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queen bee

A woman who has authority or is in a dominant or favored position over her peers. An allusion to the (typically) lone egg-laying female of a bee colony. Martha fancies herself a queen bee after her promotion, but she's only an assistant supervisor. You'll have to ask the queen bee before you put through any more orders on the company card.
See also: bee, queen
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Beyonce wowed the world with her halftime Super Bowl performance in February - but it looks like somebody is after Queen B's crown.
Queen B's white top and very short jean shorts became iconic and people were soon copying her look.
Fans were shocked by the news and many were disappointed in themselves for believing Queen B would have worn a boring old plain white strappy top for a music video.
I understand the temptation to buzz about queen B's -- but remember, your sample size skews "predominantly female." And as you point out, other women at your workplace share your concerns.
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A Canadian multi-talented performer has thrilled social media with her stunning 'Queen B' moves.
This will be the first time the two teams have met on track and the B team are keen to continue the promise they showed at the end of last year with consecutive victories against Leeds Roller Dolls' Whip Its and Helsinki's Queen B's.
Queen B's successful Mrs Carter tour brought in an average of $2m a night and Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail went platinum.
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Queen B's sentiments echo those of Jay-Z, who aired his frustration over America's sex-sex marriage laws in May last year.
Seductively clad in Per Una's latest fashions - a red leather suit and turquoise bikini with suede-effect shirt - the beauty proves when it comes to looking hot, she's a Queen B.