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lord it over somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlord it over somebodylord it over somebodyTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingto behave in a way that shows you think you are better or more powerful than someone else He didn’t use his position on the council to lord it over people. lord
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lord it over somebodyBesides, some heads like to lord it over local parents - particularly over the pushy ones.They could democratize the royal professions that lord it over our health, education, welfare and criminal justice bureaucracies.He didn't use his position on the council to lord it over people.The Methodists moved west from Baltimore to Kansas and lorded it over the border states.Lowry, cackling and scratching, is a hoot as the rooster who lords it over the complaining hens in his roost.Most chaps in my time wouldn't dream of trying to lord it over their girl.Here is another way in which you can lord it over you players.
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