boss around


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.boss around - be bossy towardsboss around - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
domineer, tyrannise, tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
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Where do personal assistants of some big fish in government get powers to boss around employees in government departments they serve?
With Seymour's neurotic actress wife Gloria awaiting news on a star TV role, the burglar's psychopathic crime boss around the corner, and a share of the PS30 billion insurance market at stake, will our heroes and their octopus get out alive?
On which Kore replied to him to not to 'boss around'.
Now, even junior officials of the media wing of the establishment boss around TV newsroom officials with the sort of impunity that the spooks used to have.
Lafferty (right), concerned about an Achilles problem, had called the Irish boss around midnight to withdraw from the Nations League games in Austria and Bosnia when the squad were due to meet up the next day.
Lafferty, concerned about an Achilles problem, had called the Irish boss around midnight to withdraw from their Nations League games against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina when the squad were due to meet up the next day.
Around 50 Round Lake Area Unit District 116 students used computers to compose music, design houses and even boss around robots on Wednesday at the first day of a free two-day technology academy put on by Best Buy's Geek Squad.
Convinced that he's got what it takes to boss around Riggs, Murtaugh tells his partner to do something.
Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her little sister."
Although Quinn initially hoped to interest Hal in a new restaurant, part of a larger business venture, it's quickly apparent that not only is Hal impossible to boss around, but that the two women are intensely attracted to one another.
She does not like to be alone, and would do best with a submissive feline companion that she can boss around and play with.
Emirates Homes Real Estate Brokers commented on Facebook, saying Yadav was "a man with a big heart; he's not a boss around his staff but a real friend."