show (someone) who's boss

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show (someone) who's boss

To demonstrate or prove to someone how skilled, strong, brave, courageous, etc., one is. This game is the reason we've put in all those hours of practice. Now, let's go out there and show them who's boss! No, no, you're doing it all wrong. Give me the golf club and I'll show you who's boss.
See also: boss, show

show someone who's boss

make it clear that it is yourself who is in charge.
See also: boss, show