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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.
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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.
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go over someone's headTo take up an issue with another person's boss or other superior rather than beginning or continuing to deal with the original person.
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kiss arseTo flatter or perform favors excessively, especially to receive preferential treatment from a boss or other superior; to behave obsequiously.
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kiss assto flatter or perform favors excessively, especially to receive preferential treatment from a boss or other superior; to behave obsequiously.
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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.
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top bananaThe boss, the leader.
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