bully-boy

bully boy

n.
1. An aggressive or pugnacious fellow; a tough.
2. A hired thug; a goon.

bul′ly-boy′ adj.
Translations

bully-boy

[ˈbʊlɪˌbɔɪ]
A. Nmatón m, esbirro m
B. CPD bully-boy tactics NPLtáctica fsing de matón
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THE final hours of campaigning were marred by bully-boy tactics.
Carwyn Jones will come to regret joining in the negative bully-boy tactics originated by Tory Chancellor George Osborne, just as he came to regret his invitation to relocate Trident missiles on Milford Haven.
It's the horrible, threatening, red-letter, bully-boy tactics used if you're two minutes late in paying.
So why hasn't Miliband properly condemned these bully-boy squads?
Our biggest police body had welcomed a bully-boy to its ranks and lied to cover up Tomlinson's last horrific hours.
Bully-boy Tory whips later ordered the Herefordshire MP
Ruth Davidson, his Tory counterpart, said: "This is just more bully-boy tactics from Alex Salmond and an embarrassing way for Scotland 's First Minister to behave.
Neil Fitzgibbon, barrister representing the RMT rail union, read a passage from a statement Mr Wills had given following the crash, saying: "Prior to the derailment, there was a lot of bully-boy tactics.
I'M disgusted that a bunch of bully-boy taxi drivers have decided that I, whose family have lived in this city for over 200 years, can not have a hackney licence should I so desire.
Not So Tall for Six is a lighthearted, softcover children's picturebook about Kylie Bell, a young girl who is small for her age of six - but she doesn't need size or physical strength to deal with bully-boy Rusty Jacks
Kilroy-Silk appeared to take an instant dislike to Joe Cole's girlfriend Carly Zucker and his bully-boy tactics with the pretty WAG may prove to be the kiss of death for the permanently tanned 66-year-old.
Dame Karlene Davis, general secretary of the RCM said: "This is a bully-boy tactic to force midwives and the other unions to submit to a pay deal that will see earnings fall even further behind the real cost of living.