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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Midlands MP Michael Fabricant has dimissed suggestions former Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been employing "bully-boy tactics" to try and persuade Tories to back Boris Johnson to be the next party leader and Prime Minister.
The policy makers need to realise that in today's world the power of trade matters much more than the bully-boy tactics of yesteryear.
THE chairman of collapsed civil engineering group Owen Pugh has called for firmer leadership to stamp out an endemic culture of "bully-boy tactics" within the construction sector.
But MPs have warned some "bully-boy" firms are using the information to hound innocent motorists, and called for a crackdown to protect drivers after it was revealed the trade in information had reached record levels.
Bottom Marks BULLY-BOY tactics on the British High Street are becoming all too common.
THE final hours of campaigning were marred by bully-boy tactics.
The retailer was accused of "bully-boy tactics" after Mr HerricK sent the letter to suppliers asKing for a one-off fee worth 2.5% of outstanding payments and a 2.5% discount to orders it had already agreed.
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.
According to The Telegraph, opposition party leaders accused Scotland's First Minister of indulging in "bully-boy tactics" that demeaned his post and urged him to retract the inappropriate "slur on the integrity of the BBC".
A RAILWAYMAN who worked on the faulty track where an express train derailed at Grayrigg complained of "bully-boy" management a Kendal inquest heard.
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.