what (one) says goes

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what (one) says goes

One has the ultimate authority among a particular group; you must do what one says. I don't care what your supervisor said. I'm the boss here, so what I say goes. I'm leaving Jane in charge, so what she says goes, OK?
See also: goes, say, what

what/whatever somebody says, ˈgoes

(informal, often humorous) when a particular person in authority gives an order, this order must be obeyed: Sarah wanted the kitchen painted green, and whatever she says, goes.Don’t argue with me. I’m the boss here and what I say goes.
See also: goes, somebody, what, whatever
References in classic literature ?
"An' what she says goes. If I get a whisper any time that you've been botherin' her, I'll attend to your case.
"She was told she needed approval and she said she didn't care about approval because she doesn't need approval and what she says goes."
But it's Katy's house and what she says goes, so Sami (Youssef Kerkour) moves in home Channel 4, 9.45pm with them and Katy's son John.
When her husband, Yuan, was asked what he thought about the fashion statement, he said, 'It is her day, so what she says goes.' And that is a mantra, we're sure, husbands across the world live by.
Finally, she informs the cameras that no nerds or losers will be invited and that what she says goes and that's that!
The Queen loves Balmoral - and what she says goes. Brian Hoey is a freelance journalist.
Ashley thinks she is the boss, and what she says goes.'
Sue is very much the boss though, and we both know that what she says goes. It'll be the same on the live shows, but I'm sure she can handle us.
What she says goes, so I'll definitely be wearing shades at all times from now on.
She is the backbone of everything and what she says goes. I've got four daughters, so I'm a bit outnumbered.
She is a nasty piece of work, and what she says goes. They say Mr Merdle married her for her bosom and as a showcase to show off all the jewels he could buy her.