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run this show

To have autonomy, authority, or control over this situation or operation. Hey, don't forget that I run this show, pal. If you have a problem, you've got to run it by me! I've got a complaint—I demand to speak to whoever is running this show!
See also: run, show, this
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There was further evidence at the meeting that the UN is running the show, with Canada following their lead instead of exerting national sovereignty.
When so much money is involved, the guy running the show is not some college drop-out with a dream, but an MBA with a computer.
Northampton made too many mistakes and Lynagh was running the show.
Earlier, reports indicated that an intergovernmental committee at Harambee House is virtually running the show at City Hall and also making decisions on major projects, awarding contracts and filling influential posts.
GARY LINEKER will host the World Cup draw in Moscow today admitting he would have boycotted the ceremony had FIFA stooge Sepp Blatter still been running the show.
On their last visit to Glasgow, Hibs won at Parkhead with the ex-Celts at Easter Road running the show.
The cessation of greyhound racing at the Brandon venue was arguably inevitable given that it had lurched from crisis to crisis, but surely it could have been handled a lot better by those running the show. There seemed to be something of an ostrich mentality.
HERE we go again: another foul-up on the horizon, but loads of fat bonuses out of taxpayers' money for the bunglers running the show. Still, just like the privatisation of the railways and the SATS examination marking, I'm sure that it'll all work out well in the end and save us millions that can be squandered on other bungled projects.