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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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beat the rapAvoid fines or punishment, receive forgiveness from family, friends, the law and the Boss for misdemeanors, infractions and Stupid Stunts.Rate it:

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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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blowtorch a marshmallow cakeTo vilify a benefactor, ridicule the boss, scorn a well-to-do friend in public.Rate it:

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clear the deckMove out of the area of congestion, evacuate an area for safety's sake. Make way for emergency crews, Listen to the Boss.Rate it:

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come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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the big kahunaReference to the Big Boss, Chief of protocol, member of Board of Directors.Rate it:

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top bananaThe boss, the leader.Rate it:

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